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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Yarn Dyeing Experiment #2 ~ Wool with Kool-aid Ice Cubes

For my next yarn dyeing experiment, I am using a 3.5 ounce ball of Patons Classic Wool worsted weight yarn. I am using the same dyeing method as I used with the cotton yarn which I showed the results of HERE, using concentrated Kool-aid ice cubes in a pyrex dish set out in the sun on this hot summer day. Here are the steps I used for the wool...

I prepared the ball of wool the same way I prepared the ball of cotton, using my handy handmade niddy noddy to wind it into a hank.

Then I tied the wool with lengths of scrap acrylic yarn to keep it all neat and tidy.

I laid it in my pyrex baking dish...

...and then retrieved my leftover concentrated Kool-aid ice cubes from the freezer.

After spreading them out randomly on top of the yarn...

...I covered the dish with plastic wrap...

...and set it out on the hot sunny deck to stew for the day.

I am so excited to see how this batch turns out, especially if it holds on to more of the color than the cotton did. I am really hoping that I get more of a tie-dye look with this batch. Stay tuned!

Happy Stitching!

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