I was in the mood to experiment with a few colors of Wilton's dye I hadn't used before, teal and purple. For the teal, I basically followed my normal dyeing method, except that I didn't soak the yarn first and only used 1 tablespoon of vinegar (my new normal) and about 4 squeezes of this squeezy dye bottle. I am so, so happy with the colors that I got.
For the purple, I followed my Red #3 dyeing method, again with about 4 squeezes of the squeezy dye bottle. This was a little trickier than the Red #3 dyeing I've done before. As I've explained, to avoid "crocking," you can't add too much acid to Red #3 too quickly -- instead of binding with the yarn, the red dye will sit on the outside, hardening and becoming powdery. Blue dye, on the other hand, needs lots of acid to set quickly. As in the teal yarn, blue wants the acid added right away or you'll be heating forever. I wasn't exactly sure how to tackle these competing demands, but I decided that a slower process was more desirable than ruined, powdery yarn, so I followed my Red #3 method. The result?
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