WMJ Dye Recipes
Nova Scotia Blue mixed medium
Nova Scotia Blue a la Wooly Mason Jar
This beautiful blue can be created by using your Wooly Mason Jar primaries W9 Blue and W5 Yellow and following these simple steps.
Soak 4 swatches or 40 g total combination of wool fiber.
I used the following for textures.
1 - 3 x 18 piece of Dorr natural
1 - 3 x 18 piece of Rebecca Erb natural
10 g natural yarn
10g sexy jersey (wool jersey from Deanne Fitzpatrick
Nova Scotia Blue part 1
Using a Microwave safe dish about the size shown (Walmart) above
add 1 tsp W9 to 2 cups of hot water (just enough to cover)
Scrunch wet wool and add yarn to top, put the yarn in a mess bag so not to tangle. Pour dye solution over top and microwave 5 minutes.
Add 1/4 tsp citric acid let sit for 5 minutes. It should clear if not stir a bit, i push down and twist with the bottom a the measuring cup to help.
Nova Scotia Blue part 2
Drain and scrunch again
add 1tsp W5 yellow + 1/4 tsp citric acid to 1/2 Cup boiling water
and spot it over wool. Leaving some blue sticking up not spotted will give a nice spotting.
Microwave 5 min again. Rest for 5 minutes. Do not drain. The water should clear.
Then to finish
Add 1 tsp of W9 to 2 Cups boiling water pour over top and microwave 2 minutes. It is ready to rinse well when water is clear.