Today I dyed some wool using Landscape dyes, and it went horribly wrong! well not horribly the colour is a really nice one, but its insanely bright! I used a 10g vile of the dye (from a sample pack) and around 200 grams of fleece (I say around because I don't have any scales so I just divided the 1.2 kilo bag into 6 lots, which i figured would be good enough). The instructions say that 10g dyes 100g of fleece and since i wanted a lighter colour i thought that 200g of fleece would do nicely.
Follow this link to see how bright! http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3139/3015532906_edd4a2a629_m.jpg
This is my first attempt at dyeing so I really need some tips on where I went wrong (not using scales is the obvious one)...and how to fix it!
Basically I wanted to see if I could make it a more powdery blue (I wanted to make the Treeline Striped Cardigan featured on the 'Purl Bee' http://www.purlbee.com/striped-cardigan/
) without further dyeing (because I used all of the blue up). Does anyone have any tips on how to fix it during carding, like if I mixed in some white fleece would it look powdery blue or would it just look stripey?...help!