Dyeing to Soothe the Soul

Oh blog, how I have missed you! I feel like it has been eons since I updated. Still no crochet, but to help soothe my creative soul I have been dyeing yarn 😀 Food colouring + vinegar + hot water = yarn colour healing goodness.

The first yarn is an 8ply (dk weight) which was white, 100 % crepe wool. I used about one table spoon of yellow food colouring and it turned out so bright 🙂 As its only 50g I’m thinking of making a pair of bright cheery fingerless gloves.

Next in the dye bath, was a 7ply (really? who makes 7ply yarn?)Patons Australia brushed, mohair, acrylic and wool, which I picked up from a second hand shop for $1. I dye it a pink and green and when drying hubby remarked it looked like bubblegum ice cream. I’m surprised it took the dye so well as they yarn is 40% acrylic. Anyway i think this yarn will make a nice toy, maybe a unicorn?

Third in the dye bath line up, is some lovely chunky cream wool, thick and thin ,that I dyed ,red, yellow and orange. I call this yarn ‘Muted Fire’ as when I was mixing the colours together I though of bush fires. The wool really slurps up the dye so it went lighter then what i expected.

Anyway I hope you are well… and the creative faery is being good to you…

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