Dye day.

For a self-professed reluctant dyer, I seem to be doing quite a lot of it lately.  Last Wednesday, I met with friends Katherine and Debra at Katherine’s picturesque log cabin in rural Perry County, PA for a morning of dyeing. 

The focus of our dyeing was pastel wools for a scrappy rug that Katherine is going to hook.  We ended up with a treasure trove of Easter-y colors.  We draped the wool over a large boxwood bush to dry, while we had lunch.  The wool froze in interesting shapes. 

I think we all learned a lot by trying different techniques on top of the stove and in the oven.  I’m pretty sure we will get together again to play with wool!

I'll let the pictures tell the story of our productive morning.

There’s a lot of beauty out there, and three wooly women made some of it that day!

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Deciding on colors.  

Stovetop cooking.... double, double, toil and trouble.......

Stovetop cooking.... double, double, toil and trouble.......

Preparing to casserole dye a beautiful turquoise.

Will wool dry when it's freezing outside?

Will wool dry when it's freezing outside?

Our frozen, but beautiful wool!

Our frozen, but beautiful wool!