El Papagayo Hand Dyed Rainbow
The Papagayo wind is a north to northeasterly wind which periodically blows through the gap in the mountain ranges of Central America in which Lake Nicaragua is located. It is named for the Gulf of Papagayo on the Pacific coast in this region. The wind is stronger than the trade winds which normally blow here. It is notable for causing a pronounced increase in upwelling of cooler, nutrient-rich waters on the Pacific coast which in turn supports an abundance of sea life. The wind and upwelling are together referred to as a Papagayo event.
El Papagayo is one of my creations of Hand Dyed yarn. Papagayo is the name we give in Spanish to the Scarlet Macaw. I tried to make the rainbow colors and somehow I succeeded,but some color bled into the others.
I hope that I have inspired you to do some hand dye yarn. This hand dye job was done with Mc Cormick's Food coloring and White Vinegar and cooked in the microwave.
In closing I will tell you that I would recommend everyone to try dyeing yarn with food coloring, it is a great experience and it will allow you to create something from within. Thanks for stopping by and remain in touch as I am going to reveal Square #4 from the Barbara G. Walker Learn to Knit Afghan sometime soon!