Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I Dyed for Fishy

KoolAid dyeing in a crockpot is fun and easy.  Colors that are analogous (next to each other on the color wheel) will blend better with less muddying.
Brew mix.

Dye before setting to brew (yarn soaks and heats in 2 cups white vinegar and water to cover yarn, dye is added when hot).
Squirt bottles used to insert dye in water bath.
Brewed yarn:  Water turns clear or milky in the hot bath when the yarn has absorbed all the dye.
3 oz. of dyed Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool
Fishy (free pattern from Delicious Stitches) before swim.
Fishy after swim, drying in front of a small fan.
Fishy took some hard hits but with a little reshaping, he is looking much better.