I love dyeing yarn! Whether is my own spun yarn, or commerically spun, I will dye it all!
This is Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool dyed with Dharma Acid Dyes. I love the colours, but hate the fact that it’s a little blotchy. But, after a re-skein and looking over the terrible little knot, I could not be happier with the result.
Now I have two wonderful skeins of 100% wool, bright green with orange splashes. My favourite dyed yarn to date is my own handspun, Blue Faced Leicester spun into a thin 2-ply yarn.
I dyed the skein with Dharma’s Navy & Peacock blues, hoping for a cobalt-like colour. I think I succeeded in making yarn that I don’t want to part with!
I think that this yarn would make a beautiful shawl, like the Boneyard (free Ravelry pattern), or perhaps a beret! But, if you’re a weaver, I know it would look wonderful as the Woven Gossamer Wings Butterfly shawl by Noreen Crone-Findlay!
This spring I have decided to build my skills by learning how to take wonderful rovings, locks, fleeces and dyeing them with wonderful Dharma Acid dyes. This past week, with wonderful weather, I was able to set up a preliminary dyeing station on the deck to try my first roving with the new dyes. I am very, very happy with the results:
Aurora, Merino/Silk roving dyed with Dark Navy, Peacock Blue, Teddy Bear Brown and Brilliant Orange.
Aurora Braid, Merino/Silk
Once the dye was used up, I put in some BFL roving and tried something a little different, Brilliant Yellow, Fire Engine Red and after a few minutes, a touch of True Black.
Zombie, BFL roving
Because not all of the blue had full exhausted and because I did not change the colour, the Brilliant Yellow became lime green. I can’t help but to think of all the fun zombie movies I love to watch with my husband.
These are currently for sale on my Facebook Page, seach: AFHandcrafts, or in my Ravelry stash page, search: nomadalli.