Sunday, 9 September 2012

Plum and olive mixture

Just accomplished my first yarn painting experiment with purple and green textile dyes. That seems like a dangerously addictive activity, no need to look for that perfect shade of yarn again.

Handpainted yarn in green and purple


As there were no better vessels for this operation to be found in the household, a cake tin had to be sacrificed, and it worked out very well.

Dyeing yarn in cake tin


The colours came out really bright, except for some parts of yarn inside the hank, that remained unintentionally a bit too light.

Handpainted yarn in green and purple


This is how the yarn looks after knitting:

Knitted swatches with handpainted yarn


Leftover dye made it into more experiments, a painted piece of lace

Handpainted lace


and plain cotton fabric (so many new ideas for making a matching wardrobe instantly coming up):

Handpainted fabric in green and purple



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    1. Added some vinegar to the dye solution - that was written in the instructions, and also a little to the last rinse.
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