Friday, June 22, 2007

First Jacquard Dyeing

And it turned out great! I bought some short mason jars that fit in my crockpot, and mixed jacquard dyes to get purple, green and blue. I dipped the ends of the skein in the purple and blue and the middles in the green and just let it go for a while.

It's very uneven of course, but that's part of what I like about handdyed yarn. There isn't any room to stir the yarn in the mason jars so... light and dark places abound.

In the skein as dyed:
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Looped up attractively:
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And a couple of the center-pull ball shots:
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Thank you Saun, for the lovely merino yarn. I think I'm well and truly hooked into dyeing yarn now. It is fun and also low-maintenance enough to do while keeping an eye on the toddler. Most of the time, anyway.

1 comment:

ms. pea said...

very cool! i can't wait to see how it knits up.