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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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