………. hand spun, hand dyed alpaca and cotton yarn.
Actually this wasn’t on the list to dye – I was really experimenting with Dyeing 8 ply cotton yarn and as I had dye left over I fiddled with dyeing left over skeins of yarn.
This was yesterdays real experiment.
A small skein of Bendigo Woolen Mills 8 ply cotton, soaked in water first to make sure it was wet. Then soaked in soda ash to make sure the dyes fixed themselves to it. Then Procion MX Dyes were mixed (it’s so much fun to experiment with colour) painted onto the skein and the skein wrapped in plastic food wrap and left over night. Rinsed well this morning and hung in a stiff breeze until dry. Lovely.