Wednesday, 12 December 2007
A dyers cautionary tale
Two days ago I shot in to my studio and turned off two vats before going to my mother in law's funeral. This latter event must have distracted me as as instead of turning one bath off I turned it up. This morning I went into my studio and realised immediately I had burnt a pan of raspberry colour merino tops. Then I saw there was ash on the floor. To my horror I realised that my electric ring was red hot, the wonderful old teak bench - originally an old school chemistry lab bench- had a hole burnt right through it, I am still feeling somewhat shaky at what might have happened. If it had been anything else but teak I think my whole studio would have gone up in flames but as it is as you can see I have a hole. Still have not confessed to dh!
The fermented buckthorn bark is still giving colour. I added 100g of merino tops and within two days the tops were a deep gold that changed to orange in the air.