Wednesday, June 28, 2006

I dyed some yarn

I dyed some yarn with local colors that I managed to find from the city (that was an adventure).


This was the first and last time... with these colors.

Nothing has changed in 20 years.

The colors are cool, but to get them it takes too much mess and scrubbing and boiling and mixing.

I will buy next colors from abroad and try again.

Estonian wool is really great! It gets softer as you boil it. Good pre-washing is essential - it not only gets softer and cleaner but it also goes nicely white.

The colors in this picture are too bright and strong, but I couldn't help it, my camera didn't take the red-orange tones well. Who notices that there are 2 oranges used? Exactly my point, even though I can't show them to you well, I am still very satisfied of the colors and will use these yarns in the near-future projects. BTW Violet really sucked, my sink still has lilac tonality to it.

1 comment:

Wannietta said...

I think that the colours are gorgeous!!

Dyeing is such a crap shoot - I totally give props to people who do this for a living and can repeat a colour and a colourway over and over again reliably.

What will you knit with it?