We just received a huge shipment of our beautiful, custom spun Rug Yarn! And we are so excited to get to the dyepots again!
Our Beautiful Dye Studio in Arroyo Seco, NM
We use a method of dyeing developed by Rachel Brown, founder of Weaving Southwest/Rio Grande Weavers Supply, that is unique and very environmentally conscious. We call it the “sequential” method of dyeing. Since with acid dyes the water is clear when the dyeing is complete, the same hot acidic water can be used over and over again, saving on water, fuel and acid.
First in the pots are some of our lighter colors: Straw, Wheat, Ivory and Beige.
Straw Rug Yarn being stirred in our large outdoor pots.
Once they are out of the pots we hang them to dry in the warm New Mexico sun.
Straw and Ivory Rug Yarn drying in the sun.
Then on to slightly darker colors: El Topo, Pewter, Walnut and Oak.
Taking a look at the Oak Rug Yarn to see if all the color has set.
We are so grateful for the New Mexico monsoon season!
Checking the Ivory Rug Yarn in the monsoonal rains.
Because of all of the rains these last couple weeks, we are able to use our large wood burning pots.
A freshly stoked fire under our largest dye pot.
This allows us to easily dye our darker colors like Pumpkin.
Pumpkin Rug Yarn in our large wood burning pot.
We have several hundred pounds of yarn to dye, so we will be at it for several weeks! We are also going to be dyeing some of our 2-Ply Tapestry Yarn and a new yarn that we just LOVE (and can’t wait to share)!