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sarahbird
« on: August 30, 2007 02:04:48 PM »

I bought some more Wilton dyes recently, and I've been experimenting with using different concentrations to see what kinds of colors I can come up with.

First I dyed some merino roving, which is so incredibly soft!

Green and burgundy, which came out as a really pretty bright rose.


I meant for this one to come out a little more pastel-y, but I still like it.

And finally, here's my favorite!  Mill end roving, which I dyed by literally mixing up every color of dye I have and throwing them on randomly...er, artistically.  There are sooooo many colors in this one and I love it!

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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2007 02:09:27 PM »

gorgeous... and you dyed these with food dyes?
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2007 02:46:18 PM »

Oh i loveeee the first and last the best =]
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2007 02:53:23 PM »

they're all gorgeous!
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sarahbird
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2007 06:54:54 PM »

Thanks!  ruby_soho, they're dyed with Wilton dyes, which are meant for dyeing icing for cake decorating.  They're sold at craft stores.
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xoknb125
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2007 07:53:54 PM »

I love the second one Smiley Where did you get the yarn?
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sarahbird
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2007 10:26:34 AM »

Thank you!  xoknb125, they're actually not yarn, they're rovings that I'm going to spin into yarn. 

The first two are merino that I bought from Mary Jane's Attic on  etsy, http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5179

The last one is mill end roving that I bought from The Sheep Shed Studio, http://thesheepshedstudio.com/Roving.html.
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