I really, really love making stuff. As I’m sure you can tell!
I’ve wanted to try wool dying for a while now. I read (on ravelry) about how icing colours can be used to dye and about how the colours often ‘slip’, giving unexpected depth and variation.
I had juniper green and a hank of my handspun singles yarn to work with. It’s the mystery white wool that I’ve been processing – approximately 180 metres. I also had a bottle of blue liquid food colour that I ended up using with the juniper green.
I dissolved a little of the paste in boiling water.
I poured the remaining boiling water into my dye pot (an excellent pot because the white lining lets me see the amount of colour remaining, clearly), added about 3/4 cup of vinegar, about half the dissolved dye, 9 or so drops of blue, scattered around. Without stirring, I placed the DRY yarn into the bath and simmered it for about 20 minutes on the stove.
Absolutely one of the EASIEST crafts I’ve tried.
Most of the colour took though a little of the red gathered along the edge of the water line in the dye pot. It’s red #3, known to not take, but a little of it did and the finished yarn is beautiful!
In other crafty-news…
I got a woodburning tool!!! I’ve never used one, until last night, but have always wanted to learn. Fun, fun, fun 🙂
For cheap, at the hock shop. It’s a dremel and has interchangeable tips.
My first attempt…(I’m decorating the inkle loom nice and pretty)
Here’s what I’m doing to decorate the shed stick that I made…
Now I’ve got about a milliong things on the go, lol, but I’m having fun.
Enjoy your day!