Saturday, August 24, 2013

I Dyed Yarn!

Finally a blog post about my yarn dying adventure!  Overall I'd say it went well.  I used the microwave method and some leftover bulk yarn I had laying around.  I picked up the dyes and a book on hand dying techniques at a local yarn shop.

First I soaked my yarn, then put it in the water vinegar mixture.  I poured my mixed dyes over the top of the yarn and since it was so bulky I poked it down with a spoon to help it penetrate all the yarn.

After it cooled down, I rinsed it and hung it to dry, and later re-skeined it.  I didn't know what to do with it and bulky isn't my favorite weight yarn anyway so I gave it to my friend who knitted it up for me into a great hat!

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