So much of the alpaca roving I see looks pastel like, with no saturated colors. Because of this, I wanted to try a little experiment. I thought I would dye some merino and some alpaca at the same time using the same colorway.
In the end, I didn’t notice a huge difference in colors, though I believe that the merino “wants” more dye than the alpaca did.
The alpaca, 4 oz.
The merino, 3.5 oz.
In the end, I think the new dyes are fantastic and look forward to a dye day in May!
Both of these are now up in my etsy shop if you are interested.