i'm soooooo bummed. we were supposed to bet baby boy today-miscommunication! not till next week. i can barely stand it!!! here's his latest baby picture.okay- i guess i can make it another week-heavy sigh of impatience!
here's some solar dye pictures:the skein on the far left i dyed with fresh wolf lichen on the stove years ago-in real life it's very chartruessy. the middle skein is what i just recently solar dyed with dried wolf lichen-it is brighter as well. the small skein on the right is undyed. i did some solar dying for my fiber swap but i can't post till they receive it-i have not mailed it yet!!!
i'm having brown issues. i always end up with purple. i kept making the dye darker-but it just ended up being darker purple-i tried adding yellow and got glorious shades of monkey shit. getting frustrated i threw it all in a zip lock-squished it around and threw it out in the sun for the day. the results were pretty cool-but the camera won't make it look real. i have camera issues as well as brown issues.the true colors are a deeper bronze, purple and some greens-i didn't even add green!!! the picture looks totally washed out!!! it's a dark roving. quite beautiful! i'll never be able to recreate it.