Saturday, February 28, 2009

Yarn Dyeing!

Today I went to a (highly anticipated) yarn dyeing class at the Stitch Cafe! It was some serious fun. I used Sterling yarn as my base which has 2% silver in it so it has these awesome sparkly bits that glitter in the light. I wussed out and chose a safe color to dye: purple & pink. BUT! I'd like to think it's a very complex semi-solid dye job. Anyway, I story of dye is best told in photos.
The Four Hues.
The colors I mixed: Greypurple, Pinkpurple, Rosepink, Fushia.
Halfway Done.
Halfway through dyeing the second side.
Heated Once.
After the first cook.
Caught Purple Handed!
Gloria's hands... no gloves for her!
I Want a Utility Sink.
I heart utility sinks. I want one. No... I need one.
Pretty Splatters.
The doodle pad.
Jaqueline Rinses My Yarn!
Rinsing. Not much bleeding! Sweet.
Drying in the Sun.
Drying in the sun.

**View the whole slide show from the day HERE!**

1 comment:

Emilee said...

Oh how I love the pictures of your knitting! Do you have any advice? I can't even get the real color of my yarn to show in the picture. Haha I've never used it before...but Malbrigo yarn sounds so yummy! I can't wait until I can get some for myself!

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