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Monthly Archives: August 2012
My first lot of completed skeins! These will be used as samples to show what colours I can dye and how the different yarn bases take the dye. Please excuse the poor picture quality!
I’m now working on a set of skeins to see how all the colours I picked are turning out. The first ones are nearly dry. More dyeing on the weekend to complete the collection. I also want to try a … Continue reading
I made cute labels for my yarn!
I have been busy on the weekend! From the range of colours I created in the past few weeks I have selected my current favourites (12+2 selected by friends) and started to replicate them. 20 skeins were finished yesterday afternoon, … Continue reading
Next week I want to start dyeing some of the yarn I recently bought, following my recipes. I have not made a decision about which colours yet, but I want to end up with 8 colours. So far I have … Continue reading
On Sunday my friend Jane picked a colour from the 50+ ones I created over the past couple weeks. This is very exciting for me as I now get the chance to replicate the chosen colour and see if the … Continue reading
On of the difficult aspects of dyeing any sort of fibre or textile is the ability to create and reproduce colours. The process itself is easy. Hot water, fixing agent, pour in the dye and add your fibre. Granted, results … Continue reading
In the absence of a dedicated workshop, I’m setting up camp in our garage again. The light is pretty poor, but with the help of a few uplighters I can see what I’m doing.