Tuesday, January 13, 2009

First try at dyeing yarn

Dee came down to dye some yarn with me. She just took up learning to knit and I feel it's my duty to feed her interest and encourage her to be just as obsessed as I am...
Hey, what are friends for?

Culinary Colors dyes from the French Creek yarn shop. Pack of 10 colors with foodie names. Nutmeg, strawberry, blueberry, lime, tangerine, lemon, grape...broccoli (!?!)

One eighth of a teaspoon + a half cup of water + a teaspoon of vinegar.

Soaked the yarn for a couple of hours and laid it on Saran Wrap to start playing. Dee wore an old shirt and it actually stayed that white the whole evening...

This was dyed the colors of Biscuit, my sun conure,


Wrap and nuke for 5 minutes (Irish beer optional, but a totally good idea)

Fresh out of the microwave -- one hot, steamy yarn sausage -- Yum! :P

The hanks after rinsing, hanging in the shower

Also dyed some roving for spinning

And some silk throwster's waste

And some silk hankies

1 comment:

Fibra Artysta said...

You are making this look very tempting. I've not done any yarn dyeing yet but it looks so preeeeetttyyy...and its another excuse to drink beer! LOL!