Yep.....no microwave....the title is right! I've opted not to have a microwave and really haven't had that much trouble dyeing fibers:) I thought that I would prefer dyeing with the microwave but, the stove top is working wonderfully!
After sorting through my stash, I found that I still have about 10 lbs of rayon! Time to start using some of that up! I counted out a little over 1000 yards for some huck lace scarves and headed to the dye drawer. Sky blue, light lavender, and a nice soft brown:) I had used this color combination in the past and was very happy with the results so, here we go again for another once around........since none of the old scarves in that colorway are left, of course:)
In the past the sett used for this particular rayon was 16 epi but, since I'm going to use this in a huck lace pattern, I'm going to try it at 12 epi and see if I like the feel. This yarn was purchased on Ebay quite some time ago and I had purchased around 6 or 7 cones or so weighing 5 lbs or more each. Every time I wove a scarf with this stuff I would get compliments on the feel. "This feels like silk" people would say......so, I'm really excited to use it again:)
Here is a picture of the brown after I applied it to the skein:).....I forgot to take pictures of the purple and blue:)
Steaming on the stove:)
Finally, I noticed in this picture on the left hand side you can see bowl with a grapefruit in it and a picture (which is of the bowl). This fabulous piece of pottery was made by my friend Lynn of New Prospect Pottery! She is an amazing artist and has a passion for her work. I marvel while she shows me before and after pictures of her pieces and explains the firing process.....all, by the way, done in a wood kiln that she tends herself!!!! Seriously, this chick is AMAZING and if you have a few moments please check out her Etsy shop.....click here.