Risks were taken and mistakes were made.
1) I added too much fiber to the formula 2) Then I added too much red wine 3) Then I really stepped it up and let it get way too hot for way too long because I left the kitchen and forgot about it while it nearly boiled dry. No, I was not drinking at the time -- and yes, the fumes in the house could've had something to do with it.
It still worked out. I like it! Can't wait to get to work on the spectacle case.
I most likely went over in fiber weight because I used a silk shantung instead of a lighter silk, plus my wool was a home-felted piece -- you know how thick felted wool can be. Because of that overage in weight, I thought what the heck and doubled the wine but not the water or the mordant. The overheating didn't seem to do any damage.
Part of the fun of dyeing is that it is experiential and a little story forms around each project.
Has anyone tried red wine dyeing yet?