|First dip yarn on left, exhaust bath yarn in middle, undyed yarn on right.|
For a bit of background here, I used Briggs and Little Sport yarn, divided into 25 g skeins for experimentation. I premordent the yarn with alum, with cream of tarter as an assist. I forgot to rinse the yarn before moving it from the premordent pot to the dye bath, and I thought that was why the dye seemed so disappointing. I suspect that my water isn't a pure as I'd like. I'll probably have to get bottled water to get more control of my results.
|I already have a couple baskets worth of yarn in the freezer for future dyeing!|
Have you tried natural dyeing yet? I'm fascinated with the chemistry behind it, and have been consuming all of the books I can on the matter. Know of any good ones to recommend?