WMJ Dye Recipes
MODIGLIANI ALICE WALL with WMJ original dye system.
While helping my sister get ready for a class at the Hooked Rug Museum of North America on Modigliani.
This lovely blue on the back wall to the right of Modigliani Alice and so much fun to dye. In yarn and wool.
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.