This is the pot of Gulf Native Sheep wool, soaking in water with alum for a mordant.
This is the wool with the fermented but strained fruit juice.
(I have set the jar in the pool area to get the sun and heat up but not too hot!)
The color is really this bright fuschia!
I set the pan of roving with a lid in the sun for several hours.
After I poured off the excess water/dye mixture, the wool looks like this. A but more blue violet or violet blue!
Next came a very good rinse followed with a long soak in warm water with citrus acid to help set the color. The roving is spun out in my washer and then hung in the bathroom to finish drying!
I can't wait to spin it but I am going to wait until the TDF this July. I am building up my stash for the big spin! This was a great experiment and worth the work to see such a great color!