Cotton dyed and some new fibre.

This week I dyed the cotton for the guild poker challenge and 3rd quarter challenge. The cards I picked for the poker challenge are cotton, blue, and metallic.   I didn’t want a solid blue so I used blue purple and blue/green. The blue cot absorbed into the green and purple and pretty much disappeared.

I thought I would overdye it with some blue. I just wanted to shift the colours. If you look carefully you can see blue water in the middle.

it didn’t really work. it may be a little more blue but I am not sure that isn’t just wishful thinking. Oh well, both blue/green and purple have blue in them.

I also received the Art Batts I bought in a friend’s online auction.

and this one

It is nice that they are so similar inside and out. Some I have bought have been completely different on the inside with different colours and/or fibres. I think these will be fun to spin.


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8 Responses to Cotton dyed and some new fibre.

  1. annielynrosie says:

    That’s the nice thing about dyeing stuff – the outcome is often a pleasant surprise.

    The batts will make pretty yarn – please show us when you’ve made it.

    • Dyeing is often a surprise. I can’t get into all the measuring and weighing to get it just so. It is more fun to wing it with colour. They should be fun to spin.

  2. ruthlane says:

    That happens to me a lot, blue dye takes longer to strike so the other dyes strike first and the blue disappears. Hopefully, it will still work for you. The batts should make some beautiful yarn.

    • Maybe next time I will dye it blue and then over dye with the other colours. they do look fun. I should be able to get some different types of yarn out of each.

  3. Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

    I love the dyed cotton! Such pleasing colors. What kind of cotton is it? The batts are beautiful as well. I look forward to seeing how you use them.

    • I like the colours too. they are nice fall colours. I am not really sure what the cotton is called. its not a gauze but still not a tight weave. It is always hard to resist all the colours.

  4. tesivaara says:

    Can hardly wait to see those batts spun up!

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