Ready to Dye

I have admired hand-dyed yarn and fiber for so long.  It’s time to take the plunge.  I finished spinning some singles of merino in a color called Ruby Twist similar to this from Copper Moose via ebay.

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Here’s the dilemma:  I only have 8 oz. of this fiber and really want to spin for something more than a scarf.  So I sorted through my fiber stash and found one lot of 8 oz. of white undyed merino and another pound of undyed merino from a different source.  I also have some bottles of acid dye I bought some time ago.

Here’s the plan:  as soon as I get some synthrapol I am going to prep and dye the 8 oz. merino batch purple to ply with the ruby twist.  Then I will dye the pound either red or purple. Or maybe red and purple……………. Voila!  Enough DK weight yarn (theoretically) for a shawl!  And, more importantly, my first foray into the world of fiber dyeing.  Fiber adventures!

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Posted on June 11, 2013, in Color, Dyeing, Fiber Arts, Spinning and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. That sounds like it will make beautiful color variegation! I did that once with a blended batch of roving and a solid color and I loved how it turned out knitted!

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