Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hand Dyed Yarn!

Little Mouse and I dyed yarn last weekend, and I finally managed to get the pictures out of the camera without them running out the wires and dribbling on the floor. I managed this difficult feat by lurking about in earshot of The Chief and saying plaintively, "Boy, I sure wish my pictures were in the computer so I could post them on my blog. I'm sure my three readers are just dyeing to see them..."

Anyway, this was my first attempt...it's a worsted weight wool, so it's too thick for socks, but it was sort of a trial so I could see how the colours would come out. It's actually exactly what I was hoping for.



This next one is Little Mouse's first attempt. She blended teal, violet, and peach. I warned her that things might get muddy where the colours touched, and while we were waiting for the dyes to set, it looked a little scary, but once we rinsed it out, we were both surprised to see how pretty it turned out.


Little Mouse is thrilled with it. She's thinking about making fingerless mitts or maybe a scarf with it.
So this is what our summer is going to look like...bright and colourful. And by fall we'll be drowning in yarn!



7 comments:

Gianna said...

wow very beautiful and impressive!!

from your most fanatical three readers...

Aimee said...

I love the colors! They turned out great..

Stephany said...

That's amazing!

Wellness Writer said...

Wow! Now that is truly impressive. You and little mouse are awesome!

Jazz said...

Why, thank you, everybody!
We've been having a lot of fun with it...and it's a lot easier than I thought it would be. I love that we can use Kool-Aid and food colouring and vinegar and do it all in the kitchen.

I am currently making a Rainbow Shawl for Little Mouse--it is circular and black with rainbow coloured stripes...now I want to make one for me, but use my own hand-dyed for the rainbow stripes. I'll have to post some pix of it sometime soon...

www.martinemussies.nl said...

I love it, very well done! Your blog is inspiring me :) x Martine

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Jazz said...

You should give it a go, Martine, it is so easy! I was thinking about maybe posting a tutorial on crock-pot dyeing...Maybe I'll give that some more thought.