By: Christine Cardimen
Yay! More batches of natural dyed yarn have worked out really well! That’s not to say I didn’t have some mishaps along the way lol! Dried lavender just turned ugly brown. And I burned a pot of blueberry yarn on too high heat for too long, trying to repeat my blueberry success! Anyway, the below natural dyes did work out really well! And I learned ‘slow & long’ is the best rule of thumb for dying yarn!
I’m quite impressed & happy with these results!
Then I decided to mix the two remain yellow dyes and also the two remaining blueberry dyes for new colors. I didn’t have any more wool so I went to my closet for white Acrylic, and made some small yarn balls with the winder! In my haste I forgot to prep the yarn with mordant and just sunk it in, so it will probably turn out lighter!
Next, I went on to a third batch since my colors were working so well, and I wondered what another dye batch would look like!
Well, I think that’s it for the day. I need to let them dry, rinse them in the conditioning Soak wash, and let them dry again! Very excited to see the end result!