Thursday, 31 May 2007

Dyeing to Meet You - haha!

This is what I've been wanting to do for ages - dye my own yarn. Its part of my master plan and I finally had a go yesterday morning. I used food colourings and the undyed dk I got in my little starter kit. I divided the yarn up into 3 different skeins to be able to experiment more with the colours, soaked the yarn in vinegar over night and then got cracking in the morning. These were the results - one thing though...the smell of the wet yarn and vinegar was nearly too much for my delicate tum! I've now been given the advice to wash the yarn in fabric conditioner afterwards to make it smell nicer. A tip I will be carrying out! I've ordered some acid dyes and some sock yarn now and I can't wait to have a go next week.

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