Sunday, May 8, 2011

We Dyed Yarn

Julia and I dyed yarn with Wilton's food coloring this weekend.


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Supplies: Wilton's food coloring, vinegar and gloves.


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I dissolved about 1/4 teaspoon of the food coloring in 1 cup boiling water.  I added an additional cup of hot water to some of the jars.  Colors used: Leaf Green, Kelly Green, Teal, Violet, Lemon Yellow, Sky Blue

I failed to take pictures of the most important part, which was use pouring the dye over the yarn, but I was pretty busy.  Julia used Leaf Green, Kelly Green, Teal, Violet and Sky Blue on a worsted weight Peruvian Highland wool from Knitpicks.  I used Leaf Green, Teal, Violet and Lemon Yellow on a sock yarn from Knitpicks.


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Each skein wrapped in plastic wrap and in the steamer insert in my pasta pot.  I steamed them for 35 minutes.


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Dyed yarn cooling off - my skein


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Dyed yarn cooling off - Julia's skein


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My skein drying in the backyard.


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Julia's skein drying in the backyard


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My skein reskeined.

I was hoping for the look of spring flowers in the grass but the green came out too bright so I think it looks more like a parrot.

Julia's cake:

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