Friday, 22 July 2011

FO and Creative Friday - Dyeing Yarn {22/07/11}





Good evening, hope you have all had a good productive week!
I wasn’t around Wednesday; I was a Golf Caddying for my Husband in the trilby Tournament for sky sports.

Lmao!! look like a right dork!!
It’s a short post from me this week, I am very occupied at the moment with, sorting my stash out for the impending move to the “shabby Shed”, the base was laid today {yay} I am also sourcing furniture to restore or make over for it as well.  
Tomorrow I will be using some vintage fabric to decoupage an old book shelf, which will be used to store yarn – but more about that next week.
So my FO this week are four skeins of Hand dyed yarn, I have never dyed yarn before and I absolutely LOVE it!!!..so much fun, and very exciting!! I have been using my dye kit that I picked up from knit nation (you can see my knit nation post Here) and they are fantastic!
On to the photos    

Frist attempted at dyeing, can’t remember what colours I used. Yarn is lace weight   

My second attempted I used a sage green, and ran through a few yellow tones, yarn is lace weight.    


The photo really doesnt give this colour justiced! its stunning IMO, i used turmeric, paprika and little bit of pumpkin to brighten to a burnt orange. I really can’t Waite to knit this up. (100g sock weight)

My fourth attempt was really fun!, I used the microwave method, and treated the yarn as if I was tie dyeing fabric, I dyed the yarn reddy pink first, then put the ties in, then over dyed with a blue and charcoal, I really love the overall effect!

Thats it from me this week! have a Fab weekend!
click Here for Creative and Here for Tamis

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