If you don’t want to get into dyeing then start running now! I will have you in it thick!
Here are the results of few more efforts to my swirl, replacing the pinks, the greens, and the grays. GOALS: Brilliant Red, Turquoise, and adding more bluish-purple I painted a couple of weeks ago. OUTCOMES: Two-color variegated blue/purple, heather blue/purple, magenta, and Christmas green…not quite what I planned but still love them.
The rovings are alpaca, dyed in some leftover violet, brilliant & Sea breeze blue, Golden Pear, and Saffron–with pleasing effect.
Dyeing fiber to spin are TONS-O-FUN!!! People really get creative with the ways they apply the dye, how they heat it, etc., and time certainly flies when you’re having fun dyeing!
But, did you know that you may over-dye any previously dyed yarn? I have done it successfully a few times. It works out great. If your yarn turned out extremely dark, you might combine it with a second strand of a lighter yarn and knit them together. But, do NOT wash the over-dyed yarn in a bath of water and Clorox/bleach to lighten up the color like some folks have done. It will destroy your wool!
I love looking at, feeling and the smell of yarn! Don’t you?
I really enjoy crafting with others. The sharing of ideas, tips, tricks, complaining about life’s vows, celebrating life’s successes, and laughs is very rewarding.
These days it is all about color for me–classic shapes that showcase intense color, beading, or something exciting and different about them. I also am a sucker for interesting construction in a design, and love lace passionately.
Girl time is swell! I thank God for the extraordinary gift of knitting, spinning, dyeing, felting, and crocheting.! For the ability to wrap my friends and family in knitted love, for the peace that comes from quiet knitting and the joy that comes from knitting with friends! Thanks, Kristin, Pam and Lynn.
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
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