Monday, May 11, 2015

Busy at the Dye Pots!

Can you believe it's been over a year since I've dyed yarn?  I didn't realize so much time had passed!  Last week I got out my pots and supplies and made some gorgeous new yarns for my Etsy shop!   Let me do a little show and tell for you here.  

First of all, I had a suggestion over on Ravelry in my group, The Purled Ewe, for a daffodil colorway.  Here is the picture that was submitted...

Being that it's Spring, I thought it would be a perfect time to try my hand at recreating this colorway using Kool Aid and Wilton's food coloring.  

Here's what I came up with!

"Daffodil" on 400 yards of fingering, SW Merino & Nylon yarn.  This yarn is SO soft and squishy!  I just love it!  Actually, it's the base I used for all of the following yarns I dyed.

My Helper
On my Facebook group, The Purled Ewe, I had another colorway suggestion of a yarn with coral, turquoise and gray.  Here is the picture that was submitted...

Here is what I came up with using Kool Aid and Wilton's food coloring...

This is "CTG" on SW Merino & Nylon fingering weight yarn. This colorway was definitely a challenge using food based dyes, but I had a lot of fun playing with different colors until I found a combination I liked.

Looks like pasta!
This next colorway was just a fun mix of favorite colors.  It's fun playing with different colors and see how they transform in the dye pot!  

This is "Northern Lights" on SW Merino & Nylon.

The final skein to show you was so much fun to make!  I started with one idea and by using a different dye technic than I'm use to doing, I created a really neat combination of colors!  My color inspiration came from a paint card sample I found at Shermin Williams paint store.

Here's what I came up with!  "Hideaway" on SW Merino & Nylon

You can find all of these yarns and more at 

The Purled Ewe on Etsy!