Sunday, January 2, 2011

Fun with acid dyes

This is my first foray into dyeing with weak acid dyes. I had three skeins of sock yarn that I spun for my sister to experiment with. The yarn is superwash wool/nylon:

I applied the dyes using plastic condiment bottles (for ketchup/mustard) purchased at Walmart. I processed the skeins in the microwave. It was really quick and easy.

The colors are wacky and sort-of tie-dyed-looking. I'll soon have more fiber to experiment with, I've been processing the bag of fleece I got for Christmas and have ~1/4 pound of combed top so far waiting to be played with.

In the meantime, my sister is going to get the makings of one funky pair of socks : )


Lyn said...

I love your header photo!

ICQB said...

Hi Lyn!

Thank you! It was a beautiful, frosty morning when I took it.