Monday, April 16, 2018

Yarn Dyeing Class

I signed up to take a yarn dyeing class.  Unfortunately I will never step foot in the shop again as some time after the class, they decided to shovel their political views down our throats on their Facebook page.  They’ve since lost me as a customer. It never occured to these “financial geniuses” that they’d could conceivably lose customers dragging politics through the yarn shop.  So because of that I feel no need to mention the name of the shop on my blog or the name of the instructor or her brand of yarn.

Anyway regarding the class.....we learned watercolor effects and speckles.  I had no specific colors in mind really. The other students seemed to have a particular look they were going for.  I was just winging it :). We were going to dye 3 skeins of fingering weight yarn and I vaguely thought I might try for a grello :) Yellow and gray mix.  It didn’t turn out gray and yellow but I was happy with it anyway :). The lady next to me Kristen dyed STUNNING colors. I’ll post a pic of hers and mine. I’m sure she wouldn’t mind. We’re following each other now in IG. :).

The class took a lot of the mystery of yarn dyeing away.  It’s not the rocket science I thought it might be. :).  Last night I found myself looking at yarn dyeing websites.....like I need another textile fiber-y hobby? In two weeks I am going to Maryland Sheep and Wool and meeting up with some other knitty friends there including ladies that went on the Ireland knitting tour with me.  I may be paying attention to the yarn dyeing booths more than I have before :).

Happy knitting :)




So not Grello :)
Above is Kristn’s.  I love her middle yarn!!
These are mine.  The 3 inches of global warming and sleet and ice make a nice back drop :).   The middle one in the basket pictures is my favorite.  My first two were rather subdued compared to everyone else’s so I slathered more dye into the mix of the teal one :). I can’t wait to knit these up but I have no idea what I’m going to make out of them yet. :).

2 comments:

chrisknits said...

Lovely!!! I like that middle skein too, but the grelllo is gorgeous too!

Celtic Heart said...

Searching Ravelry for a one skein project.....in a pinch I could turn them into socks :)