Sun, and bright blue skies! I’m in the mood for some bright yarn and some Reggae music from Jamaica! So pick a song from the top 25 this week and get some sunshine into your life.
So I got my dye pot out, and decided to try some kettle dyeing!
I used the kettle dyeing tutorial from Fiber Fever’s blog (throwing knit fits since 2006). It is easy and understandable.
So with just this amount of info, I got started…
I quickly found the red dye over powers everything else, I was trying to half orange and half red. But I like the extreme vivid colors, I found if I didn’t stir it in and let it “settle” on top, and then stuck a chopstick in straight down, and just “wiggled” it a little, the dye dispersed without getting too even.
Then I tried some blue and green, ooo pretty. I’m trying to keep a little white in it for more variation, and the colors look cleaner.
This pot has 1/3 red and 1/3 orange, 1/3 yellow, just a little wiggle, and then after bringing to a simmer, let sit for 30 min or until dye is absorbed. (water will be clear)
This is 1/2 red and 1/2 purple
Drying on my line.
I like the effects and the results, this was a very fun technique! Give it a try!!