• Kami Noyes

All About Color.... Mixing Blue....

Updated: Nov 16, 2020

Join me in my journey of exploring colors, this part of the adventure will be taking 2 colors and mixing them. Color A and Color B... Color A in this study will be Blue. Color B will change from Red-Pink, Yellow, and Brown... I did 4 to 5 samples of different shades...

First was mixing Blue with Red. For my sample yarn I used 75 yards, 1 oz of a 100% Targhee wool yarn pre-soaked. I found in my first study with Blue anything much over 1/4 tsp would not exhaust. Remember the ph level of your dye bath must stay in the 4.5-5 range for wool. Ph is super important in dyeing wool.

Here a chart showing the measurements I did for the Blue and Red study. All measurements are of dry powder and in teaspoons.

And here are the results....

Next was Blue and Pinks switching my measurements up a little...

Here are the results...

Next was mixing Blue and Yellow...

Here are the results

Next was the one I am doing mainly for fun and the results were interesting to me...

Blue and Brown

I changed my skeins and measurements a bit for this one too... Yarn = 38 yds and 1/2 oz 100% Targhee Wool...

Because I made my skeins smaller I also lowered my dye amounts...

I hope everyone is enjoying my color journey. Feel free to ask any questions by clicking the contact tab above or commenting on the blog. Also you are welcome to use any of the above information for your own study. My only request is that you share my website with all your fiber friends in return :)

The main question I get is what type of dyes I use. I use all types of acid dyes. ProChem Cushings and Dharma are just a few brands.

Pre-Soaking ~ I normally do one bath that includes a little fiber wash, and a second rinse bath with a shot of vinegar.

Ph level must stay in the 4.5-5 range for wool. Ph is super important in dyeing wool.

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