Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Rainbow Dyeing

Last week I did a workshop Rainbow dyeing. I am familair with dyeing in a pot the mini fabrics,  and also regular dye my own threads/wool for making my thread bears, but this way of Dyeing; Rinbow Dyeing opens a lot off possebilities to archive shades of colors to use in one project...

We could bring fabric or cotton yarn. I chose for the yarn. I dyed a hank unbleached 100% cotton (left in picture), and a hank mixed cotton/acryl. Also some DMC perle cotton (front in picture). The 100 % cotton absorbed the dye very well, with as result a bright colored yarn.  Also the DMC perle cotton dyed really well. The mixed cotton/acryl resulted in a really nice soft colored yarn. I love it. It was like magic to see all those wonderful colors appear, with the use of only 3 dye colors, Red, Yellow and Blue

I think the DMC thread I am going to use for a miniature knitting project. The other yarn I will look at, and enjoy the colors for now, until I know what to make with it.


Debbie Grutzius said...

That turned out so pretty. I'm thinking a 60's style bear would be really cute. :-)

ThReAdTeDs® said...

Thank you Debbie.. the yarn is so pretty to look at..and so many ideas for other dye projects

Birgit/Schlossbaerchen said...

Wunderschöne Farben,

wünsche dir schöne Pfingsttage
Knuddels Birgit