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« on: April 15, 2007 04:57:18 PM »

I had almost given up on finding a easy and inexpensive way to dye yarn after I had a unsuccessful try at kool-aid dyeing using the microwave.  After seeing the vibrant colors that Easter egg dyes produced on eggs, I was hoping the same thing would happen on yarn... well... let me know, how'd I do?

On the left is KnitPicks Bare superwash sock yarn, the right is Cascade 220


I decided to try a stovetop method to set the yarn, and it worked so much better and I found it easier than the microwave.  I put together a step-by-step tutorial on my blog if you're interested in seeing the process and trying it out yourself!

http://kathrynivy.com/patterns/extras/dyeing-yarn/

Below are more pictures of sock yarn, I am so excited to be able to have handpainted sock yarn for a fraction of the price of others I've seen.  I've stocked up on super cheap Easter dye kits now that the holiday has passed and I can't wait to do more!
There are lots more pictures there, and on my Flickr site if you're interested!


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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2007 05:31:47 PM »

wow those colours look great I wish I was that creative with colour
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2007 06:20:26 AM »

I love it!  I am definitely going to give this a try this week.  I just saw the easter egg dyes at my grocery store yesterday - so I know they are still there. 
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2007 06:30:57 AM »

what beautiful vibrant colours  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2007 09:16:50 AM »

I love it!  I am definitely going to give this a try this week.  I just saw the easter egg dyes at my grocery store yesterday - so I know they are still there. 

And the good thing is, they're super cheap too!  In my first dyeing session I used 2 dye kits and dyed 10 100g skeins of yarn, it really went a long way!

wow those colours look great I wish I was that creative with colour
what beautiful vibrant colours  Smiley


I bought some gorgeous fiber reactive dyes some time ago and there are lots of great colors, but I haven't found the time to work with those yet.  The powders are toxic, so you have to be careful while mixing, so with a 2 year old I haven't wanted to go that route yet.  With these dyes I didn't have to worry about her getting into anything that she shouldn't!
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2007 01:07:57 PM »

Alice you know I am jealous of your beautiful yarn! Have you bought a "Happy mid-April" present for me yet, because if you haven't...
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2007 04:09:46 PM »

They're beautiful rich colours!
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2007 08:50:04 PM »

Just beautiful!  I think I will have to go to the clearance section & get some kits.
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2007 11:04:56 PM »

Thats a great idea! I am going to stock up when I go grocery shopping tomorrow!
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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2007 08:57:13 AM »

Thanks!  The dye packets really go a long way.  There are more pictures of yarn that I dyed on my blog.  All the yarn in the pics are on the bottom of the tutorial page were done with three packages total!
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