I’ve made another Tina Given’s pattern, although I must admit to minor alternations due to my not reading the pattern thoroughly 😀 Unfortunately, it’s not an uncommon happening…. the failure to follow directions. But it gives it a minor new twist, and also gives me the confidence to go my own way with a pattern in the future.
You’re wondering where the ‘madder’ comes into this? And the magic?
This yarn was dyed in the same dye pot!
Hard to believe, isn’t it?!
I had three skeins of wool mordanted with alum. Two went into the pot before I eco printed anything. They turned out a nice dark red. The third skein went into the pot after I had done a couple of pots full of eco print bundles. I was curious if the copper pipes would’ve changed the color. But the same red again appeared…. although a bit lighter.
So purple and red from the same dye bath! ha ha ha……. and I was going for orange! 😉
Maybe I’ll photograph this one on me too….. while I’m in Portland next month. Or get one of my kids to do it for me….. they are much better photographers than I!!