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Monday, June 14, 2010

Dying Yarn

So, the other day I took a class in which I learned how to hand paint yarn. I made two skiens of sock yarn:

I think they both turned out pretty. It was easy, and took about 2 hours. What did I use for dye? Wilton cake decorating coloring. The yarn was mordanted in a mixture of vinegar and water. So, unlike most dyes, there were no toxic chemicals. Definitely a plus.

This was a fun, easy experiment, and now that I know how, I could do it anytime on my own. And I'm sure I will.

- Posted from my iPhone

1 comment:

Aonika and Richard said...

PS = it's the most lovely yard that I have ever seen... Ever...