Wisteria - the last of it off my back veranda.
My trusty spoon- I have never used any other spoon when mixing dye. I don't know how I will cope when it finally wears out, trying out colour combination's on scrap wool.
The 'booby trap spider', I work outside in a shed open to the elements. I share my space with spiders, bush mice, beetles, flies, mosquitoes, blue tongue lizards, skinks and unfortunately the occasional brown snake. I don't mind the spiders, I hate the snakes.
My dye. only use KraftKolour dyes. The absolute best and easiest to use. I wouldn't be able to get near the amount of colours I get without this fantastic product.
This is a cool purple. I start with a little of this, 1/4 strength and use some plum to pink it up.
Silk Merino in Wisteria.
When I looked at the Wisteria I found several light shades, so in this there is the dark mauve, pink mauve, lighter shades of both, and just a subtle tint.
If you want to try dyeing, I can recommend the following colours as a great start.
Wild Raspberry (deep pink)
Grevillea (pinkish red)
Waratah (brownish red)
Cyclamin (warm purple)
Check my links for Bonnie and Grahams website.