I have been solar dyeing for the last three or four years with large kilner jars and have been enjoying stuffing fibres and dyes into large pots and seeing the result and opening a pot is rather like opening a Christmas present. But of course solar dyeing here is only an option in the summer so now Iam suffering form withdrawal symptoms. I decided instead to experiment with ecodyeing in kilner jars using one source of heat.
Here are the three pots I produced for a demonstration at Trefriw Christmas Textile Market .They all fit into one pan and although I stuff different things into each one they take about 50gs of fibre, a couple of silk caps, handfuls of mohair and pieces of silk for example. I usually stuff in silk cocoons and carrier rods too. This is an ideal method for a project as the different fibres all go together and in one pot you can get a lot of variation. My photo of the results of the madder logwood and persian berries pot is not brilliant because there are two different silk caps one from the bottomof the pot and one from the top. This is also a lovely technique for nunofelt as you can dye both the silk and the fibres together but I plan -as I am now into my spinning season (long dark cold nights and a woodburner) to spin quite lot of these into yummy art yarns. :)
The last pot you can see was the demopot form Trefriw,. Here I poured in soaked out madder Cochineal and Persan berries over the fibres and a long piece of silk. I haven't heated this one yet so this gives me something to look forward to.