indeliblesasha: Blue/teal yarn on straight knitting needles, resting on a book (Knitting - Blue yarn)
[personal profile] indeliblesasha
I have a few skeins of plain Lion Brand Fisherman's wool for a massive year-long blanket project I'm working on. (The Learn To Knit Afghan Ravelry link) So, I mean, obviously since I have so much of this bare yarn and it's such a long project...I should totally use some of it to learn how to dye yarn! Right?

Right. :D

This one went so well that I'm going to do another one and take some pictures and actually write a tutorial for it. I used a number of different methods from various tutorials I've seen. The result was that when I went to rinse it I go NO bleed. None! On my first try!

I'm very excited. :D I'm not hugely in love with the pink section. I needed to dilute my pink more and spread it more evenly, but I think that it will knit up looking really great. Two Five pictures behind the cut! )

So now I need to name it! Any suggestions? :D Anyone else reminded of getting Baskin Robbins Gumball Ice Cream when you were a kid? I think that's what I'm going to call it.

Gumball Ice Cream!

Dye Issues

Dec. 6th, 2010 10:55 am
jumpuphigh: Purple scarf on table shaped like a heart. (Knit heart)
[personal profile] jumpuphigh
I just finished a scarf made out of silk sari yarn and when I washed it, the colors bled horribly.  I've handwashed it multiple times and there is still a bit of bleeding.  Any ideas?  I'm having vague recollections of talk about salt setting dyes?  Do we have any dyers in this comm with experience with silk?

ETA: When I was washing it with cold water, it was starting to bleed less.  I've now washed it about 4 times with warm water and the bleeding is almost as bad as the first cold water wash.

ETA2: I seem to be allergic to the dye.  *facepalm*  Guess I'm done fiddling.  It's laid out on towels for drying.

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