Monday, February 6, 2012

Dyeing with Jacquard Dyes

So after reading a lot and watching many videos on yarn dyeing I was ready to give it a try.

This is a great video.  but one thing I really didn't know is that powder dyes like Jacquard are very concentratraed. 

My first skien was suppost to be red and purple, but i used one and 1/4th teaspoons of dye which turned out to be way to much for 3.5 oz yarn skein and the result was a big black mess.

So with that lesson, I went and tried to dye another skein this time with only 1/2 teaspoon of dye which still turned out ot be a bit much.  I was aiming for a black and gold.

Oh that looks awful...  but there is still dye in the pot so i let it heat set and finish up.
That looks a bit better but still awful.

FINISHED.  Top the black and gold skein.  Bottom: blue and yellow.  

Ok so the black and gold is kind of ugly but I like it.  Both will be used for making ties.

1 comment:

  1. These colors are very lovely! I thought about learning to dye yarn, but thought I'd leave it up to those who know how. :-)