Tomorrow, if the LYS permits (doubt it though, I'll probably have to order a hank from KP), I shall be attempting my first go at dyeing yarn at home. I've been looking for a nice earth tone yarn, but have yet to find any I like, so I might as well try to make my own, right?
I know that I'll need to soak the yarn in a vinegar water base for at least half an hour first. That's easily accomplished.
I plan on using my crockpot for the dyeing as I am using coffee and/or tea for the coloring agent, so it won't ruin my crockpot. Though, I do admit, my roommates might be sick of the smell of coffee after a while.
I was planning on making a thick batch of coffee, and doing the slow immersion version of dyeing, where I let the yarn soak a little bit more in a thicker dye mix piece by piece. Hopefully that will make it beautiful.
But, as this is my first time dyeing, I was wondering if there was any advice. Anyone try using coffee before? Are coffee bags (like tea bags but with coffee) better than straight grounds, or should I brew the coffee in a coffee maker, boil it thick, and then add it to the crockpot?
Ack, I'm going to cover my kitchen with coffee. It shall be so silly.