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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

that was fun!

All you fiber experts can call me a dork, but I finally dyed some yarn.

Cooking away:



I used Jaquard acid dyes, and this one is called Burnt Orange. The yarn is 1.5 lbs of 50% alpaca, 50% wool.


Pretty bright in the pictures, actually looks more pumpkin-y. Plus the little halo you get from the alpaca takes the glow down a couple of notches.


I see a cable sweater in my future. I have 15oo yards!
The supplies came from dharmatrading.com, the place where I've bought my silk painting supplies for years. They started carrying some yarn and I though what the heck? Why not.
Of course now all I want to do is dye more yarn. This is way too much fun.
But I have a lot of commissioned work to do this week, so it'll have to wait....

5 comments:

AlisonH said...

Very cool. As I sit here wearing a cashmere sweater I got for five bucks off ebay in a really ugly color, only, yesterday I threw some Jacquard teal at it. Came out glorious. I love playing with watercolors!

Kristine said...

Ooo, it looks like the colors came out nice and even! I finally got myself a non-reactive pot, so I'm going to try overdying some laceweight alpaca as soon as I dare to open the windows wide enough to not worry about the fumes.

Beatriz said...

Hi Karin, thanks for the comment and the knit talk welcome. I'll be sure to stop by often on your blog. The dyed alpaca/wool is just amazing. Now I want to go and make pumpkin bread!

melanie said...

Aha! Come over to the dark side, I see....now you know what fun Allison and I were having....

Renee said...

Actually, the Dharma retail store has carried yarn for eons -- it's even in the front of their store. Although putting fine yarn in cardboard boxes drove me away. yarn deserves better treatment!