Here are a few things I have learned:
- Silk dyes much more easily than cotton. I would have thought it was the other way around. This means I’ll have to change up my technique and dye concentrations to achieve the results I want.
- I do not like dyeing finished doilies. I like dyeing the thread first, and then working with it. That means I have to think much harder about silk vs cotton thread, and about the option of using colored thread instead of hand-dyed thread.
- Twisting and twirling something that’s knitted and stretchy does not yield desirable results.
- I can loosen up my rigid thinking a bit regarding tartan patterns.
It may not sound like it, but it was a successful weekend!
This look promising.