We just received a huge shipment of our beautiful, custom spun Rug Yarn! And we are so excited to get to the dyepots again!
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.
Once they are out of the pots we hang them to dry in the warm New Mexico sun.
We are so grateful for the New Mexico monsoon season!
Because of all of the rains these last couple weeks, we are able to use our large wood burning pots.
This allows us to easily dye our darker colors like Pumpkin.
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)!