Six shades of . . . purple

Omphalotus yarnWhen I sat down to spin the lovely Omphalotis purple, I decided to keep separate the six different shades that emerged from successive exhausts of the same dyepot. So I split the wool of each shade in two and, working from darkest to lightest, spun two plies of about the same length and with the same gradations of colour. These I plied together into one skein.

As these special colours flowed through my hands and onto the bobbin, I realized that I’d put two different types of wool into the dyepots, one a bit coarser than the other. Not to worry—whatever I make with this will be for myself, and with sich royal hues upon my person, what possible complaints could I have?

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4 thoughts on “Six shades of . . . purple”

  1. Thanks for your mushroom dye blog! I am just about to dye some fiber for spinning with mushrooms this weekend-maybe artist conk. Depends on what I find.
    It will be satisfying to combine my favorite stuff-mushrooms and fiber. Exciting!

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