After playing around with Kuler and flipping through my dye samples, I’ve decided that I am indeed going to go with gold, maroon, and blue.Â Here’s a photo of the colors:
The gold will be weft, the warp will be predominantly maroon with some bits of the blue-purple.Â I think it will work out nicely.
If you are wondering about the writing on the bobbins, they detail how to reproduce the colors.Â The dye type (Sabracron F) and the dye number (F-14, F-33, F-GF) refer to the dyes.Â The names of the dyes are more descriptive because it’s easier to remember “Gold” than “F-14”.Â 2% refers to the “depth of shade (DOS)”, also known as “weight of goods (WOG)”.Â 2% means the dye weight is 2% of the weight of the fiber to be dyed.
On the bottom, the numbers indicate how much of each dye to put in.Â 10-0-0 means it’s 100% gold.Â “2-7-1” indicates 20% gold, 70% red, 10% intense blue, and so on.
I find that having all that information written on the bobbin (albeit in very small print) allows me to (a) know exactly how to reproduce the color and (b) put the bobbin back in the right place, should it happen to come out of the slide protector sheet I store them in.