Tuesday, August 7, 2012

First Dyeing of Fleece :)

Since I am very new to dyeing, I decided to give dyeing fleece a try... I bought some raw washed fleece from twillsheep on Ravelry and gave it a shot :)
Everything came vacuum sealed and is perfect for storage until ready to use.

The fleece was pretty free of vegatable matter... there were a few little sticks and such that still needed to be picked out, but not much.

I used food coloring, but this time, I did half with blue and half with yellow, figuring if they mixed, it would be green :)

Last night, I went ahead and used the hand carders and started "brushing" the locks... here is the box of little rolags that I got... ready to spin :)

Monday, August 6, 2012

The Dyed Yarn :)

And here is the outcome of the dying :)
This was drying... and here is completely dry...
And for reference, since I never posted a picture of the before product... Here it is :)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Dyeing with Food Coloring :)

As the title says, its exactly what I did... Found a skein of 100% wool at Big Lots the other day, so I decided to try and dye it...
There has been a discussion on Ravelry going on about how to dye in a crock pot, so I tried it... although I didnt listen to the post, just sort of did whatever I wanted, and happened to get lucky, lol...
Here is the yarn in the crock pot - I didnt wind it into a skein, I wanted to try and spin it into a thinner yarn...
This is fresh out of the pot...

And here we have partially dry... I pulled the inside of the ball out, to help with drying, also to see what the color was like

Ill keep you all updated as I finish up :)