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silverstah
« on: March 15, 2008 07:00:05 PM »

My hands are dyed pink, my fingernails are an icky shade of purple, but I have a big ole' pile of Brown Sheep mill end roving in amazing, bright colors ready to spin. Smiley

This is my first time dyeing - so it was a lot of "hmm, let's try this!" and "let's see how THIS works!". *grin* The dyes all acted much differently than I thought they would - but I ended up with some amazing colors, so I'm really not complaining. Smiley

This is 'Robin' - Hand dyed roving using Wilton's food coloring in brown, royal blue and teal. 4.8 oz


'Mossy Morning' - Hand dyed roving using Wilton's food coloring in green, royal blue, yellow and teal.  7 oz


'Sherbert' - Hand dyed roving using Wilton's food coloring in yellow and pink. 2.6 oz.


'Bengal' - Hand dyed roving using Wilton's food coloring in golden yellow and light brown.  3.4 oz.


'Magpie' - Hand dyed roving using Wilton's food coloring in teal and royal blue. 5 oz.


I can't think up a cute name for this one. Smiley Hand dyed roving using Wilton's food coloring in brown, light brown and black. 5 oz.


Hand dyed roving using Wilton's food coloring in green and burgundy. 2 oz. This is my least favorite - this was just me using up the last of the dyes last night.  It will probably spin up pretty, I'm just not terribly fond of it right now. Smiley


'Dusk' - I didn't snap a photo of the roving before I spun it up last night - but this is hand-spun and hand-dyed using Wilton's black, teal and purple.  75 yds.
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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2008 07:05:19 PM »

is food coloring dye permanent?!
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2008 07:05:36 PM »

(btw, they look great!)
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silverstah
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2008 07:07:59 PM »

is food coloring dye permanent?!

That's what they say - you jut ahve to set it with acid (vinegar) and heat (either stovetop steaming or microwaving).  I used this method here:

http://keeponknittinginthefreeworld.blogspot.com/2006/11/wiltons-icing-gel-dying-tutorial.html
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DaisyAlly
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2008 07:12:22 PM »

They are beautiful, I want them all!
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silverstah
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2008 07:14:02 PM »

They are beautiful, I want them all!

Aw, thank you! Smiley
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subloke
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2008 07:22:17 PM »

WOW.  So beautiful.  The thumbnail on the front page grabbed my attention right away.  I may have to fight DaisyAlly for them...  (haha.)(seriously)

I can't believe this was your first dyeing attempt OR that you got these brilliant strong colors from Wiltons dyes.  The one and only attempt I made with Wiltons resulted in cotton candy colored roving.  Maybe I need to give it another shot. 

So, should I pm you my mailing address so you can send me the roving or...  Huh 

(haha again)
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2008 07:37:34 PM »

That's what they say - you jut ahve to set it with acid (vinegar) and heat (either stovetop steaming or microwaving).  I used this method here:

http://keeponknittinginthefreeworld.blogspot.com/2006/11/wiltons-icing-gel-dying-tutorial.html

wow, cool!
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jaimel0516
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2008 07:50:24 PM »

these look awesome!!  Love the black and teal one as well as the orangey one with the darker stripes!
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Calebsmama
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2008 10:52:03 PM »

I LOVE the green one!!!!!!! SO cool.
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