Anyway, just as knitters eventually want to spin their own yarn, Carolyn wanted to dye her own rug fabric. I have the equipment and space, she has the knowledge of what's desired, so we've teamed up to create dyed Dorr wool fabric for rug hooking (or any other craft it would work for).
Eye of newt and tongue of dog........ oh wait, that's the other recipe. I mean 1/8 tsp. Fushia and 1/16 tsp Lilac.
We dye a yard at a time and order a 15 yard bolt for each session, so there are lots of options to choose from. The giant pile of color swatches on the corner of the table is a guide, but even with ultra precise dye measuring spoons (hard to call something that measures 1/128th of a teaspoon a spoon) we missed the mark on a couple of the pieces. No matter - every color will appeal to someone, sometime. And it was just fun to be so creative with someone who's so much fun.
The end result was a pile of pieces that she will take home, rinse again and dry, and label for sale at FLFF.
Five hours of fun in a pile
Who knew hooking could be such fun?