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Topic: T-shirt Yarn Dyeing Bonanza!  (Read 6253 times)
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chemical_emily
« on: March 30, 2012 04:40:57 PM »

Finally got all my white t-shirt yarn dyed for an upcoming craft fair. Our dining room table looks like a mad scientist's laboratory! A combination of hand dyed and dip dyed in procion mx dyes.


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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012 04:44:34 PM »

I have been wanting to do this for sooooo long.  You have seriously inspired me to get a move on with my garage. They are really pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2012 04:55:45 PM »

How do you make t-shirt yarn? Small strips of jersey/cotton fabric/tshirt?
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2012 05:19:26 PM »

How pretty and fun. I never even thought of dying white t-shirt yarn to get the colors you want. Silly me.
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2012 05:40:21 PM »

Your yarns are beautiful!  I didn't know that you could turn T-shirts into yarn.  Sounds like fun.  I'm allergic to wool, so I'm always looking for alternatives.
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2012 07:18:17 PM »

So beautiful!!  The combination of colors is amazing.  It would be so fun to make a locker-hooked rug with that t-shirt yarn.

Is each skein the equivalent of one t-shirt?
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2012 01:58:47 AM »

I am a fiber junkie, and I just learned how to make t-shirt yarn about a month ago, and became COMPLETELY addicted to it. A few weeks later I got an opportunity for a small craft fair (my first one!) and I went to the thrift store, spent $20 on a bag full of white t-shirts, and spent HOURS cutting them up! I used LetBirdsFly's tutorial to learn: (http://letbirdzfly.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-to-make-t-shirt-yarn.html) Now I just have to try to stop knitting with it so I actually have some to sell. Each skein is only about 35 yards, and I usually only take the 2x shirts and up. I use the leftover t-shirt upper half as lining in the bags I knit out of the yarn.
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2012 07:35:53 AM »

i love all these colors. makes me want to hit up Salvation Army for some t-shirts. bad enough that sweaters were a dollar the last time i was there! came home with too many of those to tear apart. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2012 08:02:20 AM »

You've got some really great colors there! Good luck with the show!
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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2012 09:15:34 AM »

This is awesome! The boyfriend and I tie-dye for festivals a lot, any shirts that don't sell or don't come out how we like get turned into yarn. I never thought of just making some yarn and dying it though! I love how soft this stuff is (:
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