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trish82288
« on: February 26, 2010 11:55:20 AM »

Ok, so this is my secondish attempt at using my oven to dye roving, and I really like it!! This is a crummy camera-phone picture and doesn't do the colors justice, but I like it! I used Wilton food dye, and Sheep Shed Studio roving.

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amazing_784
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2010 12:03:06 PM »

I'll knit it up for you.  Wink
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sum1smuma
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2010 12:28:55 PM »

Delicious colours!
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nikschaf
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2010 01:54:52 PM »

Looks great!  Is there a big difference between dyeing stuff in the oven and doing it in a steamer rack on the stovetop?
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trish82288
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2010 03:00:03 PM »

Looks great!  Is there a big difference between dyeing stuff in the oven and doing it in a steamer rack on the stovetop?

Hmm I've never used a steamer rack. I've only tried doing it in a pot, and got excited and felted the darn thing. I really like using the oven, it's super simple and the cleanup is a snap Smiley

Maybe someone else can chime in... Wink
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nikschaf
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2010 03:09:32 PM »

Sounds like a good method! 

Another question, did you wrap your roving up in plastic wrap to keep the colors distinct, or did you just lay the roving in an ovensafe dish and sprinkle your dyes on?
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trish82288
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2010 04:15:32 PM »

This is the method I used http://www.helloyarn.com/randomdyeing.htm. She explains everything really clearly, and has a ton of pictures!
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nikschaf
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2010 02:38:05 PM »

Ooh, thanks for the tute!  It really explains it well.
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theelimonster
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2010 11:32:51 AM »

Thanks for the tutorial.  I'm looking into that now.
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gypsyharte
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2010 09:40:50 PM »

Thats a great tutorial, thanks! I haven't tried this method yet. Did you find the colors more vibrant then other methods? Because it looks super saturated.
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