Friday, 20 February 2009

Dye Workshop

Today Steph and I went over to the lovely Jan's in Hove to do a bit of hand-dyeing. Jan is a yarn-dyer extraordinaire and was willing (crazy) enough to teach the pair of us a couple of different techniques. It was awesome, in a word. I dyed two skiens. The first I hope will become Hufflepuff socks in black and yellow stripes and flecks. This one was "painted" using a sponge and a pipet.

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The other skien - a nice, mottled green which we christened "Eden" - was coloured using what we termed the "dribble and turn" method. Basically, you dribble your chosen dye(s) randomly over it, then turn it over and repeat. Easy, huh? The picture shows the near-completed skien just with a few un-dyed patches left to cover.

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Once we were done, the damp skiens were covered in clingfilm, nuked in the microwave, then left to cool. I shall collect my finished products on Wednesday once they're properly dry. Can't wait!

2 comments:

Annie said...

Ooooh! Purty!

Holly said...

Aweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesome!!

'Nuked', lol!!