Saturday, March 27, 2010

Another Dyeing Adventure!

Last weekend at Midnight Knit at my LYS, Jane put together another yarn dyeing workshop for us. This time, we painted the yarn. You can find what we did last time here. Here is the table Jane had set up outside for us to work on. Buckets for yarn to soak in, plastic wrap, gloves, dye stock and squeeze bottles. There is also a microwave to cook the yarn so the dye sets.
Here is Jane demonstrating the method.
Ellyse hamming it up for the camera. Not only is she a knitter, she is a wonderful quilter!
Wrapped up and ready to be nuked in the micro. This is my yarn.
Cooling down.
This is my yarn. Since it reminds me of a bruise (the pink is more vibrant in real life), I'm calling it "You Should See the Other Guy".
Everyone had a great time but I neglected to get photos of the other yarns. I find it a lot of fun to learn new ways to do things. It's good for the soul to expand yourself creatively. And time with friends is always good!

31 comments:

Margaret said...

How cool is that!! Your yarn is gorgeous too! I finally found the closest LYS to me today and wandered in and saw the most gorgeous hand painted yarns. Sigh. Didn't buy any, but I sure was tempted! Now you know how to do your own -- that is just so cool!!! I'm envious. Glad you had fun!

Dee said...

You are right. You can't put a price on a "good time had by all". Your yarn looks wonderful!

Dee said...

You're right. You can't put a price on "a good time had by all". Your yarn looks wonderful.

Congrats!

Julia said...

What fun you must have had!!!!

Thelma said...

Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all!. Your yarn turned out great!! WOW! You could not have come up with a better name for it!

So what's that little bundle of yarn going to be when it grows up?

Beth said...

Looks great!! But even more creative: THE NAME! Hysterical!

Karen said...

That is very neat...love the name of your yarn!!!

Jean in Georgia said...

Oh how nice of you to dye that up in some of my favorite colors!

Wait... you didn't??

Just teasing. Looks great!!!! :)

Susan said...

Oh Jackie, your yarn is BEAUTIFUL! What are you going to make with it?

Ranae said...

That is just too cool, the color is beautiful. Thanks for sharing, it was fun seeing how it is done

Marie said...

That is so NEAT!! YOu get to experience so much . Will b ein touch after my surgery. Hugs, Marie

Nancy said...

Your yarn turned out so pretty! Looks like a lot of fun too.

Pat said...

Oh, wow....that looks so pretty. Was it really messy to do this???

Annie said...

That yarn looks yummy! Can't wait to see what you make with it.

Feisty Irish Wench said...

"You should see the other guy" sounds much better than the "barfight" I suggested.

Trisha said...

Your yarn is gorgeous!! Love the name. Cracks me up!

QuiltSue said...

That looks like fun and your yarn is gorgeous.

Brigitte said...

As you said it in the title - a real adventure. And the result looks so gorgeous. You chose wonderful colours and I think I would have chosen some of the same colours, too.

Simone de Klerk said...

Wow, Jackie, I am totally impressed by how your yarn looks! This must be so much fun, especially with that result.

averyclaire said...

Your yarn turned out absolutely beautiful. What will this be turned into? Socks? Never saw so many coloring bottles!! It must have been fun.

Carol said...

That is incredible, Jackie! And your name for it is SO creative :)

Mary said...

Your yarn is just beautiful!

Mylene said...

Beautiful colour you have chosen for your yarn.

yarnjourney said...

Love it!! You did a wonderful job, and I am happy you had a wonderful time too.

Linda said...

Stunning yarn! Oh my goodness, didn't you pick some beautiful dye colors!? Love the same too. I'll be watching to see what you knit from it.

Irene said...

That yarn is gorgeous!!!!! You are so adventurous and talented - quilting, knitting, cross stitching, dying - what's next?

Chris said...

I love your brute-ish yarn! Too much fun. I also love the mat you received from Simone. What a great idea!

Suzanne said...

What a lot of fun. I love the colour of your yarn.

Moonlit Goddess said...

I love the name of your colorway!! Looks like you had a blast. We did an easter egg dyeing workshop at a friends house once. It was really fun and great to see everyone's results.

imquilternity said...

Wow...aren't you proud of yourself? Your yarn is gorgeous....really gorgeous! What are you going to use it for? If it's fingering weight, it would make beautiful socks!

Shevon said...

Looks great! I love the yarn name.