Monday, January 23, 2012

Dye results

So they are dry, my dye blanks are ready for their close up. I'm really pleased with the way the dye turned out on the large one. I'm so overwhelmed and tired from tnna but this was such a great opportunity and I can never thank my boss at the Knit 'n Knibble enough.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Dye class

So what do you get when you cross an armoire, dye, yarn and a bath tub? My freshly dyed yarn hanging in the hotel armoire after being rinsed in the hotel bath tub.  Yes in the pursuit of furthing my yarn dyeing business I decided I needed to drop a little extra knowledge in the mix. 
I used Greener Dyes which I think I will use to hand paint a line of superwash sock yarn.  I highly recommend using these if you want a low environmental impact acid dye.
I kind of went a little crazy with the experimentation of pictoral dyeing but I think that yarn blank turned out well, I'll call it my Arizona Sunset.  The other two blanks are complimentary colors, each blank being split complimentary or analogous. I think they turned out real well, but I still need to do a more in depth color study soon.  Also if any one knows of a good yarn base thats a 100% wool I would think you are awesome. Anyway, here's the parting shot of the armoire. I'll upload the pic of the finished product later, once it dries.