Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Colour by Craft Andy
Today was one of those days that my life became more colorful. I can honestly say that a yarn is as good as it dyes. I bought this yarn from Drew Emborsky with the purpose of eventually dyeing it. It took the dye like a champ and remained soft and fluffy. I wanted to make a very bright orange yarn. I am trying these new dyes from Greener Shades , the dyes are a bit more greener than others and they use citric acid as a catalyst for the protein fibers yarns.
The picture above is before and the picture below is after. I used the Sunset Orange. I also added a bit of vinegar and it was all a great chemical reaction that was environmentally friendly.
This is the whole picture. All the yarns I dyed today, they were a different colour just a few hours ago.The far right yarn was greenish, now is brownish.
I also had a Wollemeise Limone that I wanted to make into Tandoori Masala, and I think that I made it.This is the before picture of the limone. This brand of yarns is also a magnificent brand, it overdyes like a dream. The yarns on the far left and far right are Knit Picks Bare, which do take dye like a dream as well. The one on the far right is a donegal, so I have little flecks of colors in it, it is a sock yarn as well.
After a bit of spending some hours in the crockpot this is the beautiful colour that it came out. A Tandoori Masala skein which I am proud to own and will become a pair of the Brethren Socks as well. I have made a comitment to make at least one pair of socks a month.
The colors are not far from what you are seeing on the screen. That neon tangerine is very much so bright and the Tandoori Masala is very deep orange - red. I am pleased to say that I used all the colour until it was exhausted . I overdyed all the yarn that I wanted, from reds to brown. Thanks fors topping by!
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