Monday, July 28, 2008

A Good Day for Dyeing

Last week (during the craziness of fair week) we hosted a yarn dyeing workshop at the farm. The local knitting guild's members drove out for an evening of fun.

Worsted or sportweight? 

We presoaked their yarn in white vinegar and water.



Then we guessed how much of each color dye would be needed. We guessed wrong, of course. We needed  more of every color, but the hot colors of the evening were purple and green. 


We placed the presoaked yarn on plastic-covered tables and handed out the rubber gloves. And then the fun began!






After they left, we steamed each skein for half an hour, and hung them out to dry.

Here's a peek at what the end results were after reskeining...

6 comments:

  1. I missed it!!
    I was thinking it was June's meeting.
    those yarns are awesome. the colors so great looking.
    what fun it must have been!!

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  3. How fun! And the yarns look beautiful.

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  4. Thank you both for your kind words. It was fun...and we have a few skeins left over. Carol, would you like to come out and do one yet? I'll email you.

    Liz, high praise indeed, when it comes from a pro. I wonder if any of the ladies will become addicted and continue...

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  5. that is totally amazing! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  6. Wow! What beautiful colors! I bet this was so much fun!

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