Monday, October 09, 2006
Crock Pot drop out
I've really not had that much practice at the crock pot dyeing. It was only last May, that I got a little carried away (again) on my trip back to the US. It was the beginning of my dyeing experience and I was feeling good about it. Had many successful attempts in the micro and stove. So I went to STUFF MART while I was home. I measured the suitcase. SHOOT!! The turkey roaster won't fit!! But the 8 qt. Crock Pot will. So I stuffed more stuff in that crock pot than humanly possible. More than 8 qts!
Whew! It made it threw. No scrapes, no breaks, no cracks. OK... Let's dye something. First try. UGLY! Brownish, yellowish, poohish. Looks good plyed with brown. So, it worked out ok. Next. The Aqua. That did alright. One colour. Hard to go to wrong. I've been reading blogs on this subject. How do people get bright clear multi coloured wool? Mine is murky, smudgy, dull.
So, I tried last night. Three primaries in the separate corners. They'll blend nicely and I'll have Secondary colours. Lovely.... NOT!! More Murk... Bright Murk, but not clear by any means. If anyone knows of a good blog or tutorial on crock pot dyeing. Let me know.
Out in the bright sun, it doesn't look so bad, but no green, muddy purple. AAARRRGGG!!! Try, try again.