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Foxyie
07-22-2007, 03:54 AM
i tried my hand at dyeing wool again today with more mixed results.

i didn't have colors of koolaid left that i wanted to use so i had to use food coloring, which i now prefer. (easier to make the colors i want)

i forgot i used almost all of the vinegar yesterday so i substituted with rice wine vinegar which was not very good to use i now know.

when i went to rinse it out after setting it, it washed away, leaving a slight tint. except for this one that was microwaved for about 6 minutes. it was alot brighter before the rinse.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/foxyie/100_3513.jpg

i also tried for the first time using pots on the stove to dye.
i pretty much boiled half of the yarn in one color, and the other half in another. which gave me a much better result using the rice wine.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/foxyie/100_3511.jpg

note in the picture a burn mark from the flame when i had one of the halves soaking in the other pot. i will be sure not to do that again!

these 2 were the "failed" colors which i overdyed in the leftover teal and brown.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/foxyie/100_3515.jpg
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/foxyie/100_3519.jpg


thaaanks so much for looking through this very long post! :hug:

ADAllen
07-22-2007, 10:06 AM
Those last two don't look failed to me... they look like they fit right in with the KnitPicks Knit Plenty Fall colors. ;)

yarnfreak
07-22-2007, 04:08 PM
See, all I see is yarny goodness. Looks great to me!

jeanius80
07-23-2007, 12:00 AM
pretty colors again! too bad about the burn spot (poor yarn :pout: )
the rainbowish one is my favorite! so cheerful

Foxyie
07-23-2007, 12:40 AM
thanks! and i didn't mean that those last 2 colors were failed, but the colors that i dyed over that turned into those.

i actually really enjoy them!