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First attempt at dyeing

I’ve been wanting to try yarn dyeing for ages now, and ordered my tester dye set a while ago. The only problem was finding a fairly cheap stainless steel pot to use, but thankfully I found a huge one on Amazon. It can hold 19 litres, not that I’d be able to lift it!
I bought an undyed mystery pack from Fyberspates and took the plunge today in testing out all my new goodies.
I washed the yarn, soaked in the mordant fixer for a while and then started the actual dyeing.

Giant pot was at the ready.

I had my instructions, equipment and mixed up a jam jar of dye to the colour I wanted.

And this is what I ended up with!

The colour isn’t showing up well on my camera, no matter how much I change the lighting settings. It’s a bright emerald green (like Madelinetosh’s Seaglass). It’s just what I’ve been looking for for ages! So now I’m going to make it into a small shawl. I’ll finally have something green in my wardrobe!

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About fredericaknits

I'm an avid knitter and i've just started writing my own designs. I'll be posting my designs and general crafty goodness.

2 responses »

  1. What a great first attempt! I love that colour! I didn’t know you could get an undyed mystery pack from fyberspates, how fun!

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