Pastel shade of wool are sometimes difficult
to work into a primitive penny rug.
Sometimes it is difficult to find just the
right shade of recycled wool.
Don't pass on those pastel shades Ladies.
Difficult to believe you started with pale
pinks, mauves and orange pennies.
This is a sample of the pale pennies in a full
strength 'mother' dye bath.
Onion dye is also wonderful to
dye cottons and threads.
It gives a nice 'old' look to those cottons.
The 'mother' onion dye is the water straight from the
dye pot with the onion skins.
Half water and half of the 'mother' dye gives you
more shades from the same pastel wool.
Those same pastel pennies go in a dye bath of
two parts water to one part 'mother' dye and
four parts water to one part
'mother' onion dye,
Four shade of pennies from the
same pastel penny circles.
I have shown only a few shade of pastels
but what would happen if you
included darker shades..plaids..
very ugly reds and blues and greens.
Beautiful multi antique and
primitive shade of pennies with only
a few onion skins and some ugly wool.
Next lesson I will show how to
make the 'mother' batch of dye.
Pots and everything you need to
start dyeing wool the very easy,
very simple and primitve way.
Ladies save those onion skins and
get out your really ugly wool!