Dying for the first time

Over Easter I tried my hand at dying for the first time. I think I've mentioned the kill-me-now-UGLY orange fibre I've been spinning forever because I have so much of it. Well, I brought 3 skeins =150g with me to the island and had fun with my mum overdying it with black. I wanted a nice brown but all you could get on the island was black, but take a look at how it turned out:
soaking the yarn

mixing the dye


still wet, look at the change!

All dry and brown with hints of orange.
I think the pictures speak for themselves. I am one happy camper and plan to spin away so that I can overdye a lot of skeins next time I go to the island. We don't have room to dye in our tiny studio. I can also tell you that it is wonderful to knit with and the orange pops really make it come to life.

2 comments:

  1. Looks amazing! Watch out the dyeing is addictive.

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  2. Thank you so much. I think I'm hooked already...

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