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Topic: My first Wilton's dyed yarn  (Read 1135 times)
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Weddy_in_Paris
« on: September 07, 2007 12:16:51 PM »

Hi !
Yesterday I went to get some food coloring in a restaurant supplies shop. I was ready to buy any coloring they would had, just to try... And what a surprise ! This shop seams to be the sole Wilton's retailer in France ! Weren't I lucky ?

So this is the result of my first yarn. It was a skein of 100% wool, not very soft but a good quality, natural white. I Did the hot pot method. The firs result was ugly : I put yellow, orange, pink, burgundy and (I guess this was the color which spoiled everything) violet. The result was a dirty looking rosewood hue. I was very disapointed, so I just rinse the skein and overdyed it right away with orange and christmas red.


I call it Sicilian orange ! I'm very pleased. I'm going to knit a small scarf out of it (this is only 50 g of yarn, I'm not sure I can much with it).
Thanks for commenting !  Smiley
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sarahbird
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2007 12:58:32 PM »

You were lucky to find a place that sells Wilton's, I love dyeing with Wilton's!  And that's a beautiful color, so bright and cheerful.
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whyme81687
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2007 03:13:53 PM »

I love that color it looks great!
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Weddy_in_Paris
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2007 12:21:04 PM »

Thanks ! I'll try to do it more variegated next time !
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