Friday, 24 March 2017

Yarn Dyeing

Hello everybody

Well I haven't done any yarn dyeing since the end of last summer and forgot about a lot of the stuff that I'd dyed, but since I've been working hard on revamping my craft room to organise it so it's more art and painting friendly, I've come across them all and as I hadn't shared any photos with you of my  dyeing for a while I thought I'd share them.

First up was a blank canvas knitted base that I bought as long ago as June 2015 from Woolfest.  The canvas is a long knitted piece of fabric with two separate ends so that you can dye it however you choose and then unravel it to make two identical balls of yarn.  I used a length of cling film on top of the work top and used Kool Aid to dye the canvas and then wrapped it up in cling film and put it in the microwave.  Once it had cooled I then rinsed it and popped it outdoors on the line to dry and then once dry I unravelled it into two equal and identical balls which are now waiting in my stash ready to make something pretty with.  I think it is destined to make socks but they are way down in my list for the time being.  I took these photos a while back and they have my old Occasions & Creations logo on them, but never mind.

At the same time as dyeing the canvas blank I also mixed up some more Kool Aid and with the same colours I dyed some sparkly 4ply sock yarn and this is the result.

It is ever so sparkly in real life so it will have been an exceptionally pretty pattern that takes my eye for this lovely luscious yarn.  I'm still looking for something to do the yarn justice.

I do have some more to share with you but will have to take more photos of them when the weather picks up because despite it being sunny last Wednesday in Lancashire the weather has been dull and very wet since.

Take care

Tanya xxx

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