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Cerulean Experiment

Since the first of the year, I have burned through pounds and pounds of cotton thread.

Here are the spent cones I accumulated in the last six months.

One of these cones is not like the others, as it had approximately 800 yards of 10/2 unmercerized cotton left on it. 

As these cones were originally described as "dye cones" from the seller, I thought I would try dyeing what was left. The dye cones are not solid and have openings along the inside. 
I scoured the thread in scalding hot water with synthropol, did my best to rinse it out, then immersed it is soda ash and water (1 cup soda ash to 1 gallon of hot water when you mixed it). 
Thereafter, I pulled it out and inserted it into a spent plastic candy container with 20 ounces of Cerulean blue dye. 
The choice of dye colors was easy. I had twice as much of the Cerulean than I had of any other color...

The original plan was to leave this for 24 hours; however, after about 12 hours, someone commented in my Instagram feed she w…

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