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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Dyeing 8-14-11

I think I let this one go a tad beyond pastel orange.

 I mixed bright green and sky blue and came up with a really pretty shade of teal. 

Another attempt at peach. This time, I mixed red and orange. 

I thought it would be interesting to see what would happen if I pulled part of the skein out of the dye and left part in to keep absorbing dye. I'm at the rinsing out part, and I can't see any difference in the color. Oh, well. It was an interesting idea. 

2 comments:

Bev said...

this works better if you put the yarn into the dye at different times -- that is put in one end and let it sit for a bit then put in a bit more etc. -- it has to do with exhausting the dye bath -- you'll notice if you try this that some "wicking" of color goes up into the area that isn't submerged

nice to see that you are still experimenting -- I've learned a lot that way!

Barb R said...

"I think I let this one go a tad beyond pastel orange."

LOL! Yes, just a "tad".

But they sure are pretty, aren't they?