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« on: August 15, 2014 06:28:19 AM »

Dye day by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

I have A LOT of undyed merino. 8 KG's to be honest. Or that is to say, I had 8kg's of undyed merino. Now I only have 4.  Amazingly, it only took me an afternoon of intensive dyeing (between lunch and supper, and I still had supper on the table at a reasonable time!!) to do all this. 

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This one is kinda pretty.  If you like green. I'm not a fan, but hey! some people are!
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this yellow grey muddied. I know why, and I half expected it too, but maybe not so badly.
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This was the last one I did. by that time, I was getting lazy, so I took my 2 remaing balls of wool, and pushed dye with a syringe into the centre, then soaked the out side with the other colour.  Looks pretty neat!
Dye day by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

These one's were kettle dyed, I LOVe the peachy one
Dye day by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

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This last one was hand painted
Dye day by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

there's between 8-16 ounces of each colour.  So much colour!!Which is your favourite?


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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2014 07:40:07 AM »

Lovely colors!
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2014 09:09:24 AM »

I am personally fond of that muddied yellow/grey, since you ask, but they all look great! I just want to jump in that pile of white. So squishy!
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2014 11:50:01 AM »

thanks ladies Smiley  It was a really fun afternoon!
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2014 10:38:46 PM »

looks  great awesome  colours     very productive afternoon      Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2014 07:44:44 PM »

Thank you Gypsy!
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2015 12:05:34 PM »

lol i really like the gradient greens
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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2015 12:12:09 PM »

Thank you!! those ones turned into really gorgeous yarn

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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2015 02:42:00 PM »

Oh Belladune, that is a lovely yarn.
The spinning boards have been rather quiet for a long while. We should remedy that.
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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2015 08:14:45 PM »

We should absolutely remedy that.  I've got yarns, just no pictures!  (shockingly...)
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