I’m working on some blue dyed reeled silk for a trade project. This is part of the results:
These are all hand-reeled silk. The two larger spools of teal are 4×2 organzine; the rest are all untwisted tram. The tram makes good embroidery/brocade thread, but it can tend to shred because there’s no twist.
This is to show the color ranges. The top set is Jacquard Brilliant Blue; the bottom set is Jacquard Teal. The skeins were wet out in an acid bath with some calsolene oil, then immersed in varying concentrations of dye solution over low heat. Rather than simmer them in the dye vat to set, I took the skeins out once they’d drawn enough color, and steamed them to set the dye.