Problems with Alkanet 

My alkanet dye did not turn out the way I had planned, I think it may have been contaminated by the cochineal because it produced a far pinker colour than previously. I have managed to purchase some more dye but this will put me back a day or even two in my time plan meaning that I am going to be rushed towards the end. If the alkanet was not such an importance colour in my work I would go on without it but as it makes up the cores for the majority of my yarns I will just have to give up some of the spinning time.As can be seen in this photo the wools have and very pink tone and the silk had not taken up enough of the colour to produce good purples. I think I also need to leave the silk in for longer next time I try this. 


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