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Dyed wool

Almost 400g of Boston Ivy berries made into a dye bath -- simmered for an hour, steeped for an hour, strained. The wool was simmered for about a half-hour and then left to cool in the dye bath overnight (approx. 8 hours). Both the bath and the wool were quite red -- think a deep merlot; the gray-green wool is the result after several rinses. Very pretty, but not what you'd expect. (See the spoon.)

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Taken on November 16, 2011