Monday, April 12, 2010

Dyeing yarn

Dottie is a pet ewe lamb. Her mother is Isabel and she is a red shetland. Dad is White Knight and he is a beautiful Border Leicester. Her wool was about 7 inches long and she has some luster.
Here I am soaking the yarn in some water and a dap of shampoo.
After draining for awhile, I laid the yarn in a large muffin pan, this one is very deep.
I mixed up peacock, Red, Black dyes in jars to pour over the different sections of the muffin pan.
This is what it looked like after pouring the dyes. I then covered the pan with foil and placed it in the oven on 180 for about 3 hours. The dye was all took up and the water left in the pans were clear.
This is the finished yarn. I wanted to knit socks so I chose to use more black . I plan to start knitting on the socks this week so check back and let's see what they looked like. If I don't like them....I will wear them in my boots...No Problem! But I love to play with dyeing and the use of color...I try to break the rules all the time.


  1. Oh what a beautiful blog. Love your yarn. Very nice!
    Those little baby lambs are so precious. We helped a farm family with 2 of their orphans. It was a commitment!!!!!!

    You commented on MJF and downloaded the stitchery. Thought I would come and say hi! If you do it on tea towels and want it smaller. Feel free to reduce the size.

    Blessings, Linda
    Prairie Flower Farm

  2. Your dyed yarn turned out very nice! I would have never thought to use a muffin tin for dying.

  3. Linda thanks for the pattern, I hope to do some needle work after school is out. Like your web site and hope to have more time to do some crafting real soon...2 1/2 days.
    Terri, I have been knitting on a pair of socks with the yarn, will try to put them on my blog when I get done. It always amazes me how the knits up.


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