I have always wanted to dye my own roving (mostly because of the
It takes a LOT of very concentrated dye to get the vibrant colors in the tutorial, and mine came out very pastel (as you can see). It spun up nicely (you can tell this is some early spinning, however – it’s pretty uneven), but after we set the twist (just singles), the hanks have just been hanging out in my yarn dresser, because I haven’t been much in the mood for pastels. With the wave of friends/family having babies the last several months, now is a perfect time to crack into that oh-so-pastel yarn!
So far, I’m really enjoying knitting with it, and when it’s all used up, I think we’ll try it again, but with more concentrated dye for more vibrant colors. Who knows, maybe Little Hen will be old enough to spin some up herself by then.
If you’ve tried your hand at home-dying fiber, I’d love to hear about it and any advice you can offer. If you’ve posted about it on your blog, I’d love to share the link. Thanks!
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