Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Dyed the Warp

Last night I put the warp in warm water with a teaspoon of synthrapol and let it soak. The warp weighed 375 grams. Since I want a deep, rich color I used about 725 ml of violet and 70 ml of black. This will give me a little more than a 2% DOS.

I dissolved 30 grams of citric acid in 10 liters of water. Then I poured in the dye solution, put the slightly wrung out warp in, and set the turkey roaster for 150°. After 30 minutes I stirred gently and upped the temp to 180°. I stirred two more times at 30 minute intervals and then let it go for the last 90 minutes. When I turned off the roaster the dye was almost exhausted. In the not-so-good light of the basement it looked pretty bright! We'll see how the black worked at toning it down slightly. I have to remember that I'm using the black mercerized sewing thread as weft and that will shade it too.

Stay tuned for pics! I know you're on the edge of your seat

1 comment:

  1. Actually, yes - I *am* on the edge of my seat! *g*
    I love all the details - you're getting me inspired again, and I need that!
    Can't wait to see the pictures!