Tuesday, April 03, 2007

More hand-spun yarn

So a post or two ago I showed off my hand-dyed hand-spun yarn.
I just finished dyeing the rest of the skein.

Step 1) Spin it.
Step 2) Wind it into a hank, then let it soak for at least 20 minutes with a small amount of liquid detergent.

Step 3)Dye. I turned on the heat, let it heat up for about five minutes, then I put some acid dye in first (that's what gave it the blue tint). The kool aid went next, with a small amount of black cherry poured on sections of the hank, and a large amount of grape on one side. I continued keeping it over the heat for another 5-10 minutes, then turned down the burner, and let it sit until it cooled down. Step 4) Let it dry.

Ta da.

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