Today, I’m dying my handspun, hand prepped, rambouillet lace – just over 2000 yards. I admit, I was afraid!
The good news? It turned out beautiful! It makes me think of spring flowers, perfect for today since it’s pouring rain outside. 🙂
The second batch is ‘cooking’ in the pot on the stove as I type. I’m quite certain it’s going to be a perfect match for the first.
1/4 teaspoon of delphinium blue wiltons icing colour, dissolved in one cup of boiling water
Just a bit more than 3/4 cup of vinegar mixed with boiling water on the stove in my dye pot and stirred
–add the dye solution to the pot and IMMEDIATELY add the dry, loosely skeined yarn. Push down with a wooden spoon, keeping agitation to a minimum.
–allow pot to simmer for 20 minutes, remove from stove, cool to a comfortable temperature and place in rinse water (same temp as yarn) again without agitating.
–roll in towel to remove excess moisture and lay flat or hang to dry.
–admire the beautiful yarn you made yourself 🙂
I repeated this exactly for the second skein, in order to minimize differences in the two skeins. I suppose I could have done both together in a larger pot – we’ll see 🙂
I really like this 🙂