I don't know how I want to spin up this fiber yet, but I would like it to have more color in it. Plus, this is an opportunity to demonstrate overdyeing fiber when you don't like the results the first time around. This can show how colorfast the original colors are because they don't bleed or disappear during the "cooking" process.
I created a blue dye bath with blue food coloring and vinegar and overdyed my braided roving.
- [0:00] Introduction
- [1:14] Setting up the dyebath and adding the roving
- [4:08] At a simmer, reduce heat and allow to simmer for 20 min
- [4:42] Washing the overdyed roving
- [5:50] Finished Dyed Fiber
The braid picked up a lot more blue which brightened the purples and greens and removed a lot of the gray space. Plus, dyeing it in a braid resulted in some really fun mottling. There are still some undyed spots and we have even more variation of color. I know this will look really cool when I get the chance to spin it up.