Sunday, September 30, 2012

First yarn dyeing experiment!

After doing some research yesterday and getting a little bit over-enthused I decided to try dyeing some old cream colour yarn I had using food dye.

The basic method is to use vinegar and heat to allow for the dye to penetrate the wool and then heat again to set it in place. My very lovely Mumsy let me have her old slow-cooker for my dyeing adventures so with a giant bottle of vinegar in hand I started! And here are the results: 

I'm pretty please with it. Looking forward to seeing how it will look once crocheted, although I haven't quite decided what I will make from it.
I will probably upload a photo-tutorial at some point in the next month!

Happy yarning!

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