Rocking Circle P

Rocking Circle P is my small farm in Northeastern rural Utah. We're a small fruit, nut and fiber farm.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Fiber Dyeing

Well I played with Food coloring and Rit Dye. Here are my results. I put a roving, presoaked in a vinegar bath, of mohair in a piece of saran wrap and placed the food colors on the roving. They had been made up pretty much like you do Easter egg dyes. Poured in sections, then wraped and microwaved for about 3 minutes, at 1 minute intervals. That's the light green pastel colored roving. The other fiber were a couple of rovings put in a bath of water and vinegar. The crystal or dry Rit dye was then poured on top of the fiber. No dipping, just absorption. WOW!!!! It split. This turned out really pretty I think.


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