Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Yarn Dyeing

Dyeing yarn is so slow. Since I'm not set up for dyeing yarn the way regular yarn dyers are, It's been slow going but I have made some progress. I dyed striped sock yarn yesterday and really like the end result.

Here is a photo of some of the yarn on the drying rack.

The violet yarn at the top is Wool, Mohair and Polyester and the blue yarn next to the violet is Superwash Merino and Nylon sock yarn. On the next row is a variegated tan Merino and cotton yarn and the striped yarn is a Merino, Silk and Nylon sock yarn with a silver thread through it. The silver adds a nice shine that can't be seen in the photo.

The striped yarn below this row is the Superwash sock yarn again and beside that is turquoise yarn with the silver thread and a blue and turquoise variegated yarn which is 100% superwash Merino. It feels wonderful!

Now it is dyed I'm not sure how to prepare it for sale. Maybe I'll just tag it and wind it back into a skein. I do have a ball winder so that is another option.


Anonymous said...

Pretty! Wish I was a knitter now :o)

joann said...

i wasn't sure what you would do with sock yarn till i read little grey cat's post! :)

i love the blue one : top rack on the far right! now thats a deep rich blue!

Lynne said...

The colors are so beautiful Jo !! Congratulations !!

Karin said...

Those are gorgeous colours! I haven't been bitten buy the knitting bug yet, but I might be tempted after seeing your pictures!

Jen said...

Well, I *am* a knitter, so this could be fun! Of course, I need more yarn like I need...

Socks are what I knit the most, but I'm doing a pair of felted clog slippers at the moment.

This is fun, Jo!

Yvette said...

Hi Jo,

While I'm very much a black sock person, I could easily be converted to your gorgeous blue colours!


Sharon said...

You did a beautiful dyeing job! A niddy-noddy works great for reskeining yarn, it's like shuffling a deck of cards in that it mixes up the colorway. They are about $15 and up. I got mine at Elizabeth's Yarn and Fiber (online shop.)

MarĂ­a del Valle said...

Wonderful and so beautiful colors!!!!
Specialy the turquoise, what I love.