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.
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!
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