everyday way to sneak in a little playtime in my day
at Pam’s…before heading out to the valley yesterday.
Hand painting or hand dying yarn or silk hankies is great fun and really easy.
You don’t need to use expensive dyes to get vibrant colors and lasting results. Affordable silk remnants may be found at thrift stores as often Amy got her treasures.
We’re readying ourselves for part two, where the real fun begins!
We all know I love color and that I love dyeing
but every time I try a new dyeing technique, I love it all even more!
This week’s experiment besides hand painting…Bunny and her first hand-painted rovings below
full submerging in a stockpot…Patricia and her experiments
I also played with a modified solar space-dyeing. It was mildly terrified to even think about dyeing these shiny and soft merino/bamboo sock yarn.
I got over the jitters and went to town with them.
It was by far the least messy dyeing process I’ve tried and it used little water.
Actually, it was so easy that I might even let the kiddos dye a skein this way.
Who knows what fun color choices they may come up with.
Best part of the day was to be among friends
Here is Shirley and all her ribbons from last week’s Crooked County Fair entries. Some of you might have seen her in the barn at Black Sheep Gathering recently.
and wonderful treat baked from scratch by Lynn. Life is good!
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
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