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I made a cushion

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:14 pm
by guthrie
Madder dyed wool, first time dyeing anything and it worked fine.
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Re: I made a cushion

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:17 pm
by sally
Thats lovely, beautiful rich colour :)

Re: I made a cushion

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:59 pm
by guthrie
Thanks. Dyeing isn't so far apart from alchemy, and I read up a lot online about the need to control the temperature. So it worked out okay.

Re: I made a cushion

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:36 pm
by aendr
It's a lovely colour, and really even.

Re: I made a cushion

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:25 pm
by guthrie
aendr wrote:It's a lovely colour, and really even.

Ah hah, that's the wonder of not taking a close up shot. There's a couple of lighter patches, but you don't see them so easily.
I was rather surprised how easy it all was, actually.
I used a slow cooker for the heating, with a thermometer stuck in to monitor temperature, stirred it every ten minutes and that was about it. Oh, and maturing the alum mordant for 3 or 4 days beforehand, and when dyeing kept the temp below 65C.

Re: I made a cushion

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:47 pm
by gregory23b
Lovely work oh Great One.

Re: I made a cushion

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:14 am
by johnywilson
Yeah, it's really nice cushion.

Re: I made a cushion

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:17 pm
by Helen_wetherells
Hey there, I know this is an old thread. But I would like to make a reply here. It is a colorful one and lovely too...Good job!!!