Friday, August 14, 2015

Variegated Dyeing at The Spinnery

Today was so much fun! I love playing with fibers and dye! We were given yarn that was pre prepped. It was soaked over night in water, 2 tbs of white vinegar and 1 tsp of dish soap. We were then presented with the three colors - the main color, tha accent, and the color pop. We filled a syringe (60 ML) with the main color (mine was mulberry). It was applied in swirls and we squeezed the dye in. We applied most of the fiber with this color leaving white areas for the next color. The second color (mine was purple) was strategicall placed in the white areas, gentle pinch once. Again leaving alittle white. Then we applied the color pop (mine was gold) in the remaining white area and in light areas. Just a drop and pinch.

The other woman in the class had sky blue, Aqua green and lilac

Betty also did some yarn. She only used purple and chartreuse.

Then we were able to dye some yarn to take home. It is cascade sport 100% wool.

I used mulberry, coral, gold, and emerald green.

My fellow student was inspired by Van Gogh's Irises

Mine is cooking in the oven. I put and old roasting rack I don't use (need a cookie rack) to keep the yarn from sitting in the water. Pour water in bottom of the pan, cover with foil, cook for 1 hour at 350 degrees.

Have fun!

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