Thursday, May 17, 2007

I found a little information on solar wool/yarn dyeing and thought I'd give it a whirl on my newest batch of yarn. I think it would have worked really well if I'd waited till a warmer day. We've had kind of a cool snap and though the day was really sunny, it was still not very warm.
After being out for about six hours, the dyebath wasn't exhausted, so I finished it up in the crockpot. Maybe you can see the colors in the picture. Yes, that's right, it's purple. And green. Together. In the same yarn. Maybe I'm just not an adventurous enough dyer, but that seems pretty wild to me. But when I asked the handspun buyers at Etsy what they were looking for, most said bulky yarn (which this is) and some mentioned bright colors (which this is). I saw a necklace at Walmart the other day that was purple and green and really liked the way the colors looked together, though I wouldn't probably have thought about putting just purple and green together otherwise. We'll just have to wait and see how it works in the shop. I need to get off for now and get the new yarn rinsed and hung up to dry. Thanks for reading!

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