Friday, May 25, 2007

Yarn Dyeing Gone Right

In the dye pot ...


I can't even explain how excited I am about this whole yarn dyeing thing. It keeps turning out just how I wanted it to and that's a great feeling. So far all my dyeing has been of the kettle variety and i'm really digging how it's going so far. I made a warping board and will use it soon to dye some self-striping sock yarn. I really love the colorway above though and just might have to dye a skein of sock yarn to match. This is a bulky weight wool that I dyed with the thoughts of a felted handbag. How cool would some matching socks be? Or is it just me? Whatever ... i'm happy! I named this colorway "skeletons in the closet" because I used black dye with the hopes that the kettle dying would bring out all the different colors in the black dye. Get it? Or is that just me too? I figured if it turned out black and grey the name would still fit. I dyed another "Red Nancy" too but stuck it back in the pot this morning. I had one of my ties a little too tight which left some white spots ... and we just can't have that. :)

Here's my little helper in the kitchen ...



And here's a close-up of the yarn out of the dye pot ...


And here's my other little helper heading out to the deck to see what mama's up to now ....

And here's the finished product ... not the greatest picture but you get the idea. I'll take another one later today without the shadow.

1 comment:

  1. I like the yarn so much, you are so creative and awsome!

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