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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.