dye testing

I’m sure I don’t really have to mention this but I’m really new when it comes to dye jobs, and though I’ve read a lot about it, there’s not much that will teach you more than a good ol’ trial and error πŸ™‚Β I last blogged about my saffron dyed roving and realized this is a very crappy way of dyeing as saffron is quite expensive and the color wasn’t exactly what I was hoping for (though it was very pretty).Β So after my mom saw my post she told me about ‘fake saffron’ or Safflower and gave me a whole package πŸ™‚ So obviously it was time for a nice dye job πŸ™‚
foodcoloring dye

My mom and I didn’t have Β any roving left to try it on so we tried it on some naturel colored yarn we had lying around πŸ™‚ My mom wanted something flaming and we tried something with yellow and red, but I forgot that it was yarn we were working on and not roving. When spun the colors in the roving would mix together but the yarn version would end up with different colored blocks..

Tho we were very happy with the colors we decided to try it again πŸ™‚

foodcoloring dye

Another reason for the re-dye was the amount of white left in the yarn.. so the above dye job turned into this:

foodcoloring dye

how’s this for yarn dye p0rn? πŸ˜€ Gone are the whites and the different blocks have become something that’s a bit more resembling to fire πŸ˜€ w00t πŸ™‚

foodcoloring dye

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