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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Blankets on: March 05, 2014 12:33:22 PM
These are a couple of blankets I've finished recently (except the tan/ivory/green...its still in progress).
The first two were donated to Project Linus. The last one is for a co-worker's baby.
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These color combos are lovely!!
2  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Acid dye stock storage? on: March 04, 2014 02:36:42 PM
I've been hoarding lots of acid dyes and am in the process of mixing up some stock solutions but am running into a problem. I'm trying to find a cost effective way of storing the solutions. All the containers I tried from the dollar store were leaky (food containers and squeeze condiment bottles) and the bottles from walmart the lids kept popping off with the slightest amount of pressure. Glass canning jars while readily available in tons of sizes aren't quite as easy for transporting/storing. I'll be traveling to different shops in my area to teach dyeing techniques and need storage solutions that are airtight and sturdy plastic or even some form of light metal.

I usually mix up my stocks in 1 cup amounts so I've been debating using 2 4oz travel bottles (the ones approved for airlines) for each color and just sucking it up and using plumbers tape if I need it.

Suggestions?
3  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Ombre 80s plaid button down shirt on: March 01, 2014 01:41:52 AM
I'm in loooooove with ombr and this is adorable!!
4  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: I've developed an addiction... on: February 28, 2014 09:50:08 PM
Lovely colors! I want to squish it!  Cheesy


Thank you! I've been on a bright color kick lately:)
5  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: I've developed an addiction... on: February 28, 2014 07:40:09 PM
EEP! the teal yellow black one is to.die.for. I'd love socks in those colours!!!

thanks! I actually juuuust finished dyeing some sock yarn to make myself a pair of socks in those same colors Smiley
6  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: I've developed an addiction... on: February 28, 2014 06:20:26 PM
These look like so much fun! I can see why you're addicted to it: You're really good at it! What base yarn did you use?

The first cotton ones were cheapie peaches n creme cone yarn, the turq/pink/navy/gray were on some brand ive never heard of until finding a random lot on ebay. Label reads Fleur de Laine 100% wool. The last 3 were dyed on a generic superwash merino worsted that my LYS carries Smiley
7  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / I've developed an addiction... on: February 28, 2014 05:50:14 PM
To dyeing!!!! Smiley

Here's - whole bunch more random colorful goodness.

I actually haven't used the stove for any of these, just extremely hot tap water with no stove and both pre and post dye soaking in Eucalan. Someone on another forum mentioned tap water not getting hot enough to set colors without using a stove. Haven't had issues with bleeding or anything and even tossed the skeins in a lingerie bag with a new white tshirt that I hadn't cut or dyed for tshirt yarn yet and came out still perfectly white Smiley

Enjoy!

The first 2 turned out eh. I should've dipped them a few more times to get more saturated colors. I like how the orange and blue one came out but the smaller mini skein turned out kinda gross looking. The sand/orange was all streaky and uneven almost making it look dirty :/ that one is going to be used for dishcloth scrap projects.

The second "batch" was inspired by an old navy argyle sweater I found in my closet from last year lol Turquoise and pink offset by darker more neutral steel blue and gray.

Third group is 3 skeins that used same colors but all dyed different ways or longer/shorter sections of colors or different color order.




8  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Crockpot Dyeing Goodness:D on: February 18, 2014 11:19:25 PM
Ooooh - stunning! 

Thank you Cheesy
9  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Crockpot Dyeing Goodness:D on: February 17, 2014 12:05:17 PM
The first one is my favorite but the last one has so much POP! Wow! You did a great job. I can't wait to see them worked up.

thanks! Smiley

I'm about to bust out the knitting needles and make a few small swatches to get a general idea of how things will look
10  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Crockpot Dyeing Goodness:D on: February 17, 2014 09:38:04 AM
I think I gasped out loud...gorgeous...I can see a lot of different projects made with those colors...including a shawl...gorgeous colors...

thank you!!! I've definitely been having fun with the random assortment of dyes i bought. (i foresee many more dollars being spent on various fiber colorants...as if my husband needed one more reason to worry about his office space being taken over by crafting goodness)
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