Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Good Day to Dye

The adventure of dyeing!! Twilight and I dedicated an entire day to this endeavor. We used a combination of Kool-aid, and the acid dyes from Knit Picks. I used 5 gallon pails to do the initial mordant soak, and the inbetween rinses.

The Kool-aid dyeing required stove top cooking. Believe it or not, this is the only pic of Twilly that I managed to get!! The colors are so bright!!

The acid dyes came in powder form that we mixed into little baby food jars and used sponge paint brushes to hand paint our yarn! We covered the tables with plastic wrap first!!

This one is Twilly's beautiful creation! We used the same colors on each of our skeins so we could compare and contrast the results.

And this is that same skein, later.....dried and twisted up!! Omg, what a success!! Everything Twilly touches becomes beautiful!!

After each skein was completely rinsed, we hung them outside on the deck to drip and dry! I full dye day is exhausting, but totally fun and rewarding!!!


Lupie said...

My daughters a I bought the yarn and dye fromm knit picks and just have not gotten around to doing it. You inspire me. I will have them over before school start.

Fran said...

That looks like so much fun. I hope I get a chance to do that one day.