Tuesday, August 19, 2008

MOVE OVER, FLEECE ARTIST....

On Sunday (before and after the carnation ceremony at the Dragon Boat Festival), I was dyeing.

No, not that kind of dyeing ... this kind of dyeing.

Laurie came over ('Rewelene' for those of you who know her on Ravelry)and what fun we had!

I had no idea dyeing wool was this easy, or this fun. We started out with hand-spun Salt Spring Island wool. We had Kool-Aid and vinegar and salad spinners and spices -- who knew? -- and the one thing I didn't get a picture of, but which made it really interesting, was 'solar dryers!' Laurie has come with this great idea to not have to use more resources... but I'll let you read her version, here.

So we did wet dyeing...

And dry dyeing...

And then the solar thing ... and then dryng...


And finally, last night, here's what I ended up with...

A thing of beauty, I say.... and many thanks to Laurie for being such a font of dyeing (and other) wisdom!

3 comments:

Raven said...

Wow, looks great. I wish I could have made it.

Grace Yaskovic said...

i didn't know you and laurie are friends, I love Laurie!!! Thanks for the heads up on the Daily Knitter selection of the day and I love the dying you did

K said...

Thank you for these images. The dyeing is a great mystery for me, and you've cleared some of my wonderings up for me. Looks like great fun.