Lately, I've been a bit obsessed with dyeing fiber and so I thought today would be the perfect day to experiment with a little solar dyeing while I was in Austin at a spinning get-together. I put some mohair locks in mason jars with dye, water and a tablespoon of vinegar and left them in the sun in the driveway while I was gone, about 8 hours total. By the time I got back, they were cool and all I had to do was rinse them and lay them out to dry. The purple is leftover dye bath from yesterday's dye session; the yellow is sun yellow, the blue is cornflower blue (which sometimes tends to split) and the green is key lime. I'm pretty pleased with the results and will do this again on another warm, sunny day. The locks are destined for art .
Lydia Kendrick, Fiber Artist, self-employed, home studio business in San Marcos, Texas