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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Buying Handspun/Hand dyed Yarn Online on: November 22, 2005 05:11:55 PM
I too sell my handspun online---

Hand painted is when you dye the roving more than one color (eg-striping...)
OR when you dye the yarn after it is spun.

I have a tutorial on how to do both handdyeing and hand painted on my reenieart site (link below)


2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: what can you make with handspun yarn? on: November 22, 2005 04:41:33 PM
I make yarn like that too!
I have several ideas and patterns available on my website-
AND- a FREE hat pattern designed for freestyle yarns....

Good thread idea!
You can also make wrist warmers.....bags.....scarves.....I have more patterns in the working...
3  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: YARN DYEING 101 - KOOL AID on: August 11, 2005 02:09:29 PM
NEW!!! I re-did my dyeing tutorials---
You can use these techniques with ANY dye-- Food paste, KOOL AID, or acid dyes--- even RIT or Fiber-reactive dyes(tie dyes)-- I finally tookt he time to experiment and they worked!!
The trick is the acid used to set it to the protein fibers (aka vinegar)


Have fun!
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: SPINNING link exchange on: July 12, 2005 06:40:44 AM
Me too!

5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Camp Pluckyfluff in November on: July 12, 2005 04:25:49 AM
CAMP Pluckyfluff EAST!!!
I don't mean to be obnoxious by posting this here- please don't take me wrong.
I am trying to get the word out.
My partner in crime and I are huge plucky fans and could not get to CA for her camp there, so we organized one on the East coast!


6  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: YARN DYEING 101 - KOOL AID on: March 11, 2005 10:13:39 AM
I JUST dyed some more fleece to spin-- and the yellow I have IS lemon yellow-- which produces a bright, pure yellow......

I will be putting pics of the dyed fleece up either later today or tomorrow......if'n ya wanna see them!

I agree- a pink sweater to match pink hair would be a riot!
That is a great idea! A new trend! Shocked


7  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: YARN DYEING 101 - KOOL AID on: March 11, 2005 07:14:57 AM
Thanks! (blush)
I am glad you are having fun! I am too!!!!!
(snoopy dancing)
8  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: YARN DYEING 101 - KOOL AID on: March 11, 2005 06:57:07 AM
Does wiltons make a "Lemon" yellow???
Because they probably put orange into yellow to make it "golden".
I know that the purple will separate into blues and violets....
Cornflower blue did this (see my blog for pics).
Personally I get all excited when these "accidents" happen, but I can see where it would be frustrating also. Especially if I had something specific in mind......

Anyway- try Lemon yellow--?Huh
9  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: YARN DYEING 101 - KOOL AID on: March 11, 2005 06:35:05 AM
The yellow I used was an off brand I have had around here for about 10 years....
I have not tried "Wilton's" yellow yet.
I am not quite sure what you meant-- did the yellow end up orange?Huh
10  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: YARN DYEING 101 - KOOL AID on: March 10, 2005 02:56:25 PM
When I dye cotton fabric, I use Procion MX dyes with soda ash as the mordant. (RIT would work also, but the colors tend to be whimpy.)
Soda Ash is sodium carbonate- not to be mistaken with sodium bicarbonate (which is baking soda)
Soda Ash is what you put in your pool when the water is too acidic-- which is called "Ph Up".
You can get it pretty cheap at Walmart and such....
You would soak the yarn in soda ash water- ratio?
Then squeeze out the water and add dye.
You do not need to add heat when dyeing cotton.
The Soda Ash opens the cotton fibers so they absorb more of the color.
I would let it sit in the dye for over night at least.
Hope this helps....

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