Into the studio

This week I’ve managed to get into the studio to do some acid milling dyeing. These dyes are mostly used for protein fibres (wool & silk) but they are also brilliant on nylons. I had a roll of bright yellow & gold lace that I got very cheap and a friend gave me some white nylon organza so I dyed some of that (top photo) as well as some silk and wool. The colours are rather Bollywood but they’ll be great for layering.

Below: a hank of wool yarn that dyed very nicely.

Below: these ribbons were white nylon velvet and the lace was from an old petticoat I was given.

Below: Nylon organza, left over pieces. I like the way the pleats stayed in – I’ll probubly use them as they are.

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