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armywife116
« on: February 07, 2014 04:05:00 AM »

My first attempt at painting/dyeing yarn:) this is some random generic brand 100% cotton that I presoaked in room temp water for 30 minutes and then squeezed the water out. Used a tie dye kit and went for some "peacock"esque colors and made a small skein with longer sections of color and another with a more tie dye/variegated look.

I must say everyone is right about coloring yarn. I now want to experiment with everything from crushed berries to ink, to food color and icing paste, etc etc.

as if I needed another endeavor lol Smiley


Here's a pic of the finished and dried yarn (long color sections skein and the more tie dye variegated one is rolled into the ball)

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014 07:02:31 AM »

This looks like it was a lot of fun. Do you have plans for what you're going to make with it? I'm excited to see it worked up!
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014 11:17:46 AM »

Haven't quite decided yet, perhaps a couple of hats or small scarves Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2014 05:54:22 PM »

pretty pretty pretty!!
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2014 01:18:21 AM »

looks lovely  Smiley 
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2015 12:11:58 PM »

we had fun with koolaid but it only takes to certain fiber types but ohh the colors and the smells lol fruity yarn is good. also you're totally right about once you start you just want to dye everything
 
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2015 08:48:42 PM »

This is some seriously happy yarn! The colors remind me of sweet candy Smiley.

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