seeing red

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Muchly great large happie fantabulous hugormous exultations this morning from the Dye Dungeon. I’m seeing RED because i FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY got madder to work properly.

Yes, there’s a faint cast of l’orange, and yes, some look “vintage”, but i can live with all of that because “Look! I have made Fire!”

Photographed dry, ’cause i hate that wet expectation 🙂 (Everything always dries lighter.)

And yes, this is a stupendous result for me. Yeah yeah, madder is supposed to give red under Best Practices, but look at what i always got before:

Pretty, but i was always madder after using Madder previous to this eek’s results. I was even ready to give the damn stuff away–and of course now after all the failed bits, i have little left out of a kilo of Maiwa……………………..Obviously time to restock.

And apparently i got rid of ALL my old embroidery bobbin cards, time to re-order those as well.

 

7 responses to “seeing red

  1. Lovely reds!! And they blend so well with the peaches you got before.
    I just made a jumper out of ‘color grown’ light brown cotton in a honeycomb weave. Looks a bit blah, and am planning on dyeing it with madder this week. I hope I get your lovely red results. But if not… it will still be better than the color it is now!

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    • I love how all natural dyes “go together”, something i am constantly telling ffFlower Mine customers about flowers as well–if it’s in nature, it works together 🙂

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