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Vildhavre
« on: August 26, 2007 04:35:09 AM »

Melladh and I decided that we needed to dye some yarn with acid dyes. Since I've got a tiny bit more space and a big pot we decided to be at my place.

The first yarn! Melladh's 450g variegated wool yarn for a Danica. She wanted it to be brown/blue/green. (Yes, the yellow jar is actually the brown.)
http://130.243.169.38:6180/bilder/kastrull-1.jpg

As suspected, the brown was a bit too yellow and she wanted everything a bit darker. So we put it back in the pot (without jars) and overdyed it with a light shade of blue (and maybe a hint of red, I don't remember).
http://130.243.169.38:6180/bilder/meeso-garn-1.jpg

The yarn is drying! The orange thing in the back is a small skein I did.
http://130.243.169.38:6180/bilder/meeso-garn-tork.jpg

And the final result. Beautiful yarn Cheesy
http://130.243.169.38:6180/bilder/meeso-garn-2.jpg

The next project was some cotton/nylon (bävernylon) fabric she had. We started with dyeing it a shade of dark blue. But even though my pot is quite big, it's hard to dye large pieces of fabric evenly in it. It turned out a bit tie-dyeish, but very cool.
After the blue she squished it into a jar and poured yellow dye over it. I took the opportunity to dye some wool yarn I had for a shawl or maybe something else with the water and dye left over. (Blue and yellow, mixed into a hideous or beautiful shade of green.)
http://130.243.169.38:6180/bilder/kastrull-2.jpg

The fabric! It was really hard to photograph since the wind was blowing and the fabric is shiny.. It is more dark and vivid. (Melladh, get some nice photos of it!)
http://130.243.169.38:6180/bilder/meeso-fabric-1.jpg
And the back. You can see my greenish yarn also.
http://130.243.169.38:6180/bilder/meeso-fabric-2.jpg

Then I dyed some striped yarn for a hat and at last yarn for a sweater in a orange-red colour.
The striped is yellow/green/orangered/brown and to the left. The yarn for the sweater in the middle and my greenish yarn to the right.
http://130.243.169.38:6180/bilder/kiki-garn-3.jpg

And finally my striped yarn in a skein. I love it Grin
http://130.243.169.38:6180/bilder/kiki-garn-2.jpg

We really had fun! Now I only need to knit something from this so I can dye more later...  Wink




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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2007 05:40:44 AM »

That's awesome.

Can I ask where you got the dyes? Are they available in Sweden, or did you have to order internationally? (I ask totally hypothetically, of course. Shh, don't tell The Guy.)
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2007 06:44:03 AM »

We used dyes from Färgkraft and Zenit, both Swedish brands. I haven't really noticed any difference between then, but with Zenit you only have to add Acetic acid (normal 24% ättiksyra). I also think that they are a bit cheaper. And my experience with shipping times from Färgkraft is not very good..

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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2007 07:09:51 AM »

Awesome, thanks!

What's your source for good dye-able yarns?
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2007 07:36:31 AM »

"calculon's back!" erhm I mean, yay photos!

I'm gonna upload some of my pics when I get a chance... Vildhavre's striped is delicious, I should convince her to trade for some of my striped Tongue I've started to knit my danica... at first I wanted the yarn blue-brown-green-brown, but accidentally made it blue-green-brown... turns out I should've done it blue-green-brown-green, but oh well Smiley

My delicious yarn was from whatever the sowing store in Jakobsberg (northern stockholm) was called.. they have fabric and yarn. What's so great about it is that it was superwash, didn't tangle or felt in the slightest, and took to the colors really well... and it only cost 20kr per 50g skein. And it was on a 3 for 2 sale Grin

Gonna gief some pics soonish, I think Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2007 08:49:09 AM »

I bought the yarn I dyed here from Vartofta. It's Svenskt ullgarn, from 21kr/hg to 23kr/hg I think. The cheapest being 1-ply and the 'most expensive' being 4-ply. I prefer to dye grey yarn/wool so I bought a light grey. They have white and darker grey too. If you want to dye yarn for socks you should get some cheap wool/nylon sockyarn. Nylon takes acid dyes great.
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2007 09:04:11 AM »

I've got pictures!

So I brought my pound of yarn home and put it on my poor, tiny yarn winder... it really didn't appreciate the weight!



And wound it into balls, all properly numbered (since I was good and proper about dyeing my nine skeins in a single one, it would be silly if I messed up the order..)


The notes mention it being 100% wool, 50g, and 65 meters as well


And I've started my danica!

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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2007 07:03:08 AM »

I love the colors! The yarn looks awesome knit up too!
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2007 07:56:00 AM »

Thank you Grin I'll post progress pic or final result pics soon I think Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2007 07:51:33 PM »

Wow, that yarn looks so cool knit up!  Is that entrelac?
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