What you'll need:
wool: fiber or yarn
acid: citric or vinegar
acid dyes: magenta and turquoise. Black, brown, yellow are optional. (how to mix dye stock)
dye pot: stainless steel or crock pot
Soak the wool in some room temp tap water.
Add 1/2 tsp citric acid (or 1 TB vinegar) to the dye pot.
Next, add 2 TB Magenta dye stock to the pot.
Then add 1 tsp Turquoise dye stock.
I then add 1 oz of damp wool to the pot making sure it is fully submerged.
Cover and heat on low for about 20 minutes. Water will be clear when done.
Prepare rinse baths, one with a few drops of textile detergent or Blue Dawn, the other with plain tap water. Soak a few minutes in each bath.
A pretty shade of fuchsia. Not too girly, and a little more subtle than a "hot pink".
Here, I added 1/2 tsp of yellow dye stock to the main recipe. It tones the color down to a cranberry shade.
Adding 1 tsp of Brown dye stock will darken it and warm it up a little.
Adding in extra Turquoise, 1 tsp, will deepen the color toward the purple side.
I added 1/2 tsp of Black dye stock to darken it. The color is more of a plum shade.
Have fun and keep on dyeing!
Next on Mixed-Up Monday, 1/18: olive green