Madder Samples

I measured the dried fiber and it was about 14.5 oz. In theory, I used about 7% WOF, which should have yielded a medium dark color. I would classify this as medium light.

After simmering the wool for a few hours in madder, I left it to cool for several days in approximately 70-75F days. I had hoped that it would exhaust a bit more of the color, but no luck. I tossed in a small skein of 8/2 cotton (pre-mordanted with alumininum acetate) and a silk hankerchief (pre-mordanted with alum) during the last hour of the simmer.