Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Doing a Little Dyeing

Yarn drying on the back porch

This summer, a couple of my knitting/quilting friends came over to the house for a day of experimenting with dyeing yarn.    Most of the dyeing was in the microwave, but we did some in the crockpot as well ( the brown & turquoise ones).  Mariet made a big bucket of Indigo dye, which was really fascinating.  It's GREEN when you first look at it, and pull the yarn out of the mix.   Then as you watch it magically starts turning blue.  A couple of the hanks were pretty bright, so we experimented with over-dyeing in the left-over indigo bath.

These are the ones I dyed.

All skeined up.  How cool is that? 


Carla said...

Glad to see your post. Love all the colors

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Gorgeous! I'm jealous ... ;^)