I don’t plan on starting Hygieia until I’m at Trent….which is still 6 weeks away, but she is 3 feet by 6 feet….so I’ll need lots of wool.
… with my new thoughts on colour after the workshop with Jennifer Manuell, and a new dyeing technique at my finger tips, I’ve decided to revisit my wool for that project, and think about additional variety and texture.
When I was at R.U.G. on Saturday, I went on a wonderful shopping spree….with Hygieia in mind.
I got 2 red pendleton skirts…
A red plaid I couldn’t resist,
And a number of plaids and checks, that I thought were suitable for overdyeing.
I knew I needed more yellow, so I dyed some oatmeal, and small snippets of the glengary plaid, and the brown and black houndstooth…
I was in a rush to use the stove for making dinner…and didn’t let the water clear completely….(I DO know better) and so the oatmeal is a bit greenish…..and will hit the dye pot again. I think the glengarry and black houndstooth are too stark….but the brown houndstooth I think may be useful in the snake.
These are the reds I have ready for her so far…
…and these are the yellows.
Actually….forget about hooking it!! I just like the look of them on the shelf. 🙂
My next job will be to try and dye some wool for the flesh….which goes from very light to very dark and has a sort of terra cotta tone to it….I”m thinking of ‘pink sand’ and ‘mustard’ as a base for it……or??? Some experimenting is on the agenda.