WELLLLLLL in between painting baseboards for our hydro room I needed to keep washing off the paint that was stuck to all my fingers so decided to do some dyeing – rinsing the wool removes paint! Came up with a new colour – Dirty Gold. If you have Magic Carpet dyes this is dead easy:
Equal parts Moss Green, Orange and Yellow mixed together. I used 1/4 teaspoon of each and dyed over 1 yard of mixed wools including some recycled camel colour. I love the aged look of this (well that comes from using more aged base fabrics as well. This will mix beautifully with Brass Bell and Lily Pond Green (colours from Susan Quicksall’s dye book). The smoky blue at the top is a mix of 1/2 tsp. Copenhagen Blue and 1/8 tsp. Navy (Cushings) over 1 1/2 yards mixed wools. The colours do look a bit brighter than in real life due to the flash!
I have some new Briarwood Folkart patterns in stock – will be adding more soon:
And a few more rugs by friends – Margie’s version of Alana’s Frog pattern…