Sunday, December 16, 2007

Yarn Dyeing Party

Charity gave us a Yarn Dyeing 101 Class yesterday at Ialiuxh's yesterday. We used both Kool Aid and Jacquard fabric dyes.

First we soaked the skeins (premade by Charity, Ialiuxh, and Elizabeth. I brought some of my reclaimed yarn from a sweater I ripped out last month):

Here they are after they soaked:

Then Charity mixed up the Jacquard fabric dyes:

Here's Tara spooning her dye onto the a skein (pretty!):

And Charity (isn't this a great color combo):

And Ialiuxh (with her favorite colors!):

And mine (this turned out much better looking when it was done):

After we dyed them we wrapped them in Saran wrap and microwaved them for *2 minutes, waited 2 minutes* (3 times)

When they cooled, the skeins were rinsed and hung to dry.

Ialiuxh is going to bring the dried skeins to knit night on Wednesday so I'll have more photos then.

Next, Charity is going to teach us kettle dyeing.


Carrie said...

Thanks for posting photos--I was sorry that I couldn't make it and can't wait to see the finished skeins!

Tara Gowland said...

Coolio! Thanks for posting!!

J. C. KnitNStuff said...

You need to post of picture of your skein after being dyed and dried. It looks great, though.