Back In November I attended an afternoon of yarn dyeing with Shellabooki our hand dyeing extraordinaire along with other ladies from our knitting circles that Furrywithruffle organised at the lovely Teddy Tree shop in Mt Hawthorn who were kind enough to let us use their class room space for the afternoon. It was a really informative fun afternoon with lots learnt on the art of hand dyeing protein fibres that resulted in successful dyeing as you can see from all the photos below.
Lets begin by removing excess water from our yarn that has been soaking in water and vinegar for awhile. For this session we dyed our yarns using food colouring as it's readily available and safe.
Dyeing of our yarn commences by mixing up our dyes and then painting them on our yarn.
SusanPerth has nearly finished painting her multi coloured vibrant skein.
1morerow adding the finishing touches to her nearly solid grey skein before warping it up in the plastic ready to microwave to set the dye.
Shellabooki adding the final touches to her semi solid purple/pink skein before wrapping it up ready for microwaving.
Furrywithruffle's yarn bundle ready to be taken home and unwrapped, rinsed and hang up to dry.