Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Liquid Loveliness

I went over to Lovely Jan's to do a bit of dyeing today:

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liquid blue


red

twojars

blue

We used icing dyes for these. The way this type of dyeing works is that you get a mahoosive jar, fill it 75% or so full with vinegary water, add your dye, dunk in your yarn, and wait. Then just periodically add your other colours on top. If you agitate the liquid about a bit, the dye will sink down and get caught in the middle of the yarn or down the sides of it, producing really random and rather tasty results. I also dyed another skein in a kind of burnt orange in addition to this red and blue but obviously didn't get myself together enough to take a photo!

1 comment:

Celeste Goulding said...

That's interesting in the way the colours are uneven, i've always wondered how dyers did that.