Friday, February 19, 2010

More Great kilim Colors

Bea recently wrote an article in the February/March ATHA newsletter "Dying Primer". Bea gave a formula for this wonderful blue-green. Bea suggested taking a 1/4 cup of the dye solution and pre-dying or tinting the wool piece ( in this case a 1/2 yard) and then take the remaining 3/4 cup and dying the half yard piece without any stirring in a pot with only enough water to barely cover the wool that is crowded in a pot. The above photo shows the result of this method. This piece would work wonderfully in a kilim. It has really interesting mottled variations in the values going from light to medium to dark all in the same piece.

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