Saturday, 15 January 2011

KnitCave Dye Day #2

I love when KnitCave says she's having a dyeing day and do I want to go and help :D After the fun of kettle/dip dyeing last summer, I totally want to try dyeing yarn again!

This time we tried something a little different, after soaking the yarn, shove it in the cooking pan, with just about enough water to cover it, and then squirt pre diluted acid dye on it! FUN!

There is all the yarn, naked! Naked yarn! We better cover it with some colour!


YAY! We now have colours! And a watering can. We did not use the watering can whilst dyeing :D


This was squirted with magenta dye, and then a little bit of tourquiose and a smidgen of black. Yum.


This was jade, blue and a smidgen of brown. I totally forgot we added brown to this one! :D

This one was a fun one. Yellow, with blue and red.

After squirting the colour on, you put your hand in (wearing rubber gloves - of course!) and squidge it all around! I didn't squidge very well though *hangs head in shame* as when we took them out there was lots of white bits. But we decided it was intentional, we wanted white bits :P

And then... and then we played with acid dye powder! Which is very dangerous so you have to dress up like a surgeon:


Oh man, I am so sexy!

So you get your yarn, soak it, shove it in pan with water again. Plastic spoon! SPOOOOON! Anyway, plastic spoon in acid dye powder, sprinkle over yarn. Fun!

I didn't take pictures of all the powder ones, but this is magenta, tourquiose and blue. We did also do red and black, and one which makes me think of a parrot: blue, red, yellow and brown.

Unfortunately the yarn was all still wet when I left, and it was dark, so no pictures of the finished yarn yet *sad face*

But fun times were had, and hopefully soon KnitCave will have some more lovely stock in her shop :D

xxx Elle xxx

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