This past Saturday night Autumn and I attempted Yarn Dyeing. I'd found a simple step by step article in the awesome craft magazine below. Yes, yes, I DO realize one can buy just about any color of yarn imaginable on the craft store shelves, but where's the fun in that? There's something artistic about choosing and mixing the different colors to produce one of a kind skeins of yarn. And little jars of Wilton Food Dye gel makes my heart skip a beat.
|We used about this much of the colored gel and mixed it with 3/4 cups water and 1/8 cups vinegar.|
|We did the dyeing outside on the deck, just in case of spills. Bonus: It was a nice night to be outside!|
|Pouring on the dye.|
|By this time the neighbors probably thought we were makin' a bomb, so we hung the mini-skeins on the deck railing until nightfall, then transferred them into the house. They took almost 24 hours to dry completely.|
|Here are all of the little mini-skeins of yarn all wrapped neatly into little balls of yarn. We think they turned out to be quite pretty!|
We had a blast with this project and hope to do it again someday. We divided the yarn between the two of us. I will display mine in a jar and Autumn is going to crochet something with hers.
Have a Colorful, Happy Day