Polar Red, powerful stuff

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Polar Red, even though it doesn’t show up to its reality here, is potent stuff. Here is a picture of the Rust yarn, Polar Red yarn and then a 50/50 mix of the two colors. In the mix, you can tell what dominated the dyepot.Rust_PolarRed I have not been able to capture the intense neon-like color of the Polar Red in any pictures. I did cut off a sample of the yarn to keep for my records because I can’t imagine actually weaving with this color. It will be over-dyed with another color. Below are the colors that I have dyed recently. What looks like black is actually a really rich chocolate brown. The bluish color is what is called Emerald Green. It is more green than the color shown here. All of the colors are gorgeous! Love this dyeing!Rust_red_green_choc

The plan is to dye some more reds, as I left out some in the series of reds that I dyed previously, then to move on to a bunch of greens to turquoise. Really looking forward to weaving again. Not looking forward to balling all of these yarns up. Of course, the upside of this is looking a the wonderful colors!

2 thoughts on “Polar Red, powerful stuff

  1. Rebecca Mezoff

    I recently started using polar red again also. I haven’t used it for years, but am looking for some different reds, and that polar red dye makes some great colors in combination with other dyes. I dyed with emerald green last week and it was so uneven it looks like a variegated yarn–but kind of interesting. I love the mix of the rust and polar red. I might have to try something like that though I don’t have that particular brown.

    Also, I SO sympathize with the ball winding. I just wound about 40 balls and have more dyeing to do. Sigh. Enough to give you tendonitis for sure.

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  2. Sherri Woodard Coffey

    I had never used Polar Red before and, in fact, would debate that it’s a red exactly. I think that the two skeins that are dyed with it will be overdyed, one with violet and one with royal blue. I won’t buy Emerald again, as it’s a color that I can easily get with other dye mixing. I really like the Rust. The Dark Brown is another color that is easily obtained, but I wanted to experiment. As far as color variegation, I find that if the flame is too high and the yarns will rise toward the surface, resulting in a variegated yarn. I try to keep the flame low and stir every 20 minutes or so until the pot starts to simmer.

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