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Some dyeing projects of mine

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These are a few of my dyeing projects. Most were done a while back, but I'm just getting around to sharing. I have a sack of wool waiting for me to attack it with color some time when I have free time.

 

All images are clickable. Or should be at least :P

 

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Some cotton yarn my 4 year-old helped to dye.

 

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"Pond Water" wool fingering yarn

 

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"Janelle" wool fingering yarn, named for the friend of mine who inspired the colors

 

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"Smashed Bananas" wool fingering yarn

 

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"Spring Flower Garden" wool fingering yarn

 

I'm thinking of making the hubby take the kiddos for daddy/sons day out tomorrow so I can dye up a bunch more. Even if the results aren't always awesome, I love playing with color. Thanks for looking!

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Those are really beautiful colors, I love playing with the yarn and dye. Even ones I think aren't so great turn out to be the ones someone else loves best.

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Beautiful colors. How do you do that?

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i love them too - and would like to know how you do it....especially the blending and the striping?

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:) Thank you.

 

With the cotton yarn I just wound it into skeins and my son and I used tie-dye kits and squeezed the colors onto the yarn. With the wool I soak the yarn in some vinegar and water and then toss it in the crock pot and dump some dyes over it. I just play around to get the different color combos, etc.

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beautiful colors.. my fav is janelle!!

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Your "Pond Water" wool is gorgeous! And I can't wear wool ~ oh, I want to cry. Maybe I could dye cotton. Is it possible to dye worsted weight cotton?

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Thank you!

 

Actually, the yarns in the first picture are worsted cottons. I used some Lily Elite and a cone of Peaches 'n Cream and tie-dye kits for them.

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You have really inspired me! Usually when anyone says they dye cotton, it turns out they mean thread. I really, REALLY can't crochet with thread. But worsted weight is different. I am so excited!

 

I live in a very small town, but we do have a Walmart with Peaches & Cream, and I know they carry the white on cones. Yipee!

 

Thank you so much for showing us your work, and for your advice. I am going to dye some cotton.

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