Saturday, 15 December 2007

Dying to have some fun

My first attempt at dying wool and what I made from it!

I took some natural cream wool and tried 3 different dye techniques i thought up-lol. 1st I just tied into a hank and dyed in the microwave in the solution, 2nd I laid out on cling wrap and used a syringe to squirt dye over the piece allowing colours to bleed together and being darker in some and the 3rd I made very definite and deliberate gaps to leave some wool the natural colour and some light and dark. I used food dye and vinegar.

I then knit them into this soaker which still needs some finishing-cuffs and some embroidery on the tushy!

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