Cast On and Cast Off
Sunday, 30 April 2017
Hand Painted - Fleece and Yarn
On a sunny spring day it was good to get out into the garden and produce some colourful
Hand painting fleece and yarn
Desert and Mountain
First I put my skeins and fleece in some warm soapy water to soak, while I prepared small pots of dye to paint with.
Adding hot water to the dye is all that is needed as each pot is "a simple one pot dye system"
The fun bit is just being creative!
I used the dyes to paint my yarn, letting the colours bleed into each other, over colouring and mixing to give me subtle toned shades.
I love the gentle soft tones of these dyes when they are used in this way.
To set the colour the hand spun skeins and carded fleece are cooked in the steamer for 40 minutes.
Then allowed to cool for a short time before being rinsed in clean water and left in the sunshine to dry.
I'm so pleased with the colours. I shall spin the fleece into
and the skeins I'll add to my
to await either a knitting or weaving project.
hand painted yarn