Saturday, May 30, 2009

adventures in dyeing, part 2

After testing the waters last week to decide on a color and refine my method, I went ahead and overdyed the blue and yellow yarn a deep and vibrant green.

Here the yarn is acting like a sponge and soaking up the color quickly, because it's superwash wool. It didn't take much heat. The water cleared within a minute! I ended up adding a second round of dye for the areas that didn't get any green love.

And this proves that you should not touch your yarn while it's soaking or dyeing. Don't move it around, don't twist it, DON'T TOUCH IT. Gah!

I think it came out beautifully! It reminds me of the forests here in the Pacific Northwest.

What should I name this skein?

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