re-dyeing the face colour

Well my brilliant idea for dyeing the face colours didn’t work…there isn’t enough contrast so that when the wool is cut into strips (i’m using a 6 for the face) you can’t see the contours of the nose at at all.


I figured I needed more contrast, and to that end, I re-dyed the spotted grey with more grey all over. That seems to be working, as an outline and shadow definition.


 I dip dyed one piece in 1/128 red to get the cheek blush….it was too red so I overdyed that with sand pink, and like that result…although the one end is far too deep to be used).


The other pieces, I overdyed,  with the same flesh recipe…I thought, but they turned out WAY too yellow, so now it’s back to square one to try again for a basic flesh colour (with a definite yellowish cast and some gradation ).


I’ll get it right yet Adele….just be patient!

4 thoughts on “re-dyeing the face colour

  1. <html><body><div style="color:#000; background-color:#fff, font-family:bookman old style, new york, times, serif;font-size:12pt"><DIV style="RIGHT: auto"><SPAN style="RIGHT: auto">I’m saving each of your emails to then print for great instructions on hooking a face and the</SPAN></DIV> <DIV style="RIGHT: auto"><SPAN style="RIGHT: auto">dye process you are using to achieve your goals.&nbsp; THANK YOU.</SPAN></DIV> <DIV style="RIGHT: auto"><SPAN style="RIGHT: auto">&nbsp; Jo<IMG alt=":D big grin" src=""><VAR id=yui-ie-cursor></VAR><BR style="RIGHT: auto" class=yui-cursor></SPAN><BR></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE style="BORDER-LEFT: rgb(16,16,255) 2px solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; RIGHT: auto"> <DIV style="FONT-FAMILY: bookman old style, new york, times, serif; FONT-SIZE: 12pt"> <DIV style="FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif; FONT-SIZE: 12pt"><FONT size=2 face=Arial> <DIV style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ccc 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; LINE-HEIGHT: 0; MARGIN: 5px 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; FONT-SIZE: 0px; BORDER-TOP: #ccc 1px solid; BORDER-RIGHT: #ccc 1px solid; PADDING-TOP: 0px" class=hr contentEditable=false readonly="true"></DIV><B><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">From:</SPAN></B> ELIZABETH MARTEL’S RUGHOOKING &lt;;<BR><B><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">To:</SPAN></B><BR><B><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Sent:</SPAN></B> Saturday, March 12, 2011 9:27 AM<BR><B><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Subject:</SPAN></B> [rughooking] re-dyeing the face colour<BR></FONT><BR> <DIV id=yiv2983286> <DIV style="LINE-HEIGHT: 18px; WIDTH: 600px; FONT-FAMILY: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; FONT-SIZE: 12px" class=yiv2983286PosterousEmail></DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV></div></body></html>

  2. Elizabeth,I am learning so much about faces because of you. Your dyeing is gorgeous and I love the eyes and lips. Now yiu have inspired me to do a bit of dyeing today, am doing red, white and blue piece next. Thanks for your inspiration.Lesley

  3. Thanks Jo and Lesley I’m certainly learning as I go along…and it pleases me that others may be learning with me…have fun with the dyeing Lesley,…I find it so rewarding….even when I mess it up… ( I think I just love the colours and the wool)Elizabeth

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