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LEARN MAGIC LOOP KNITTING
LEARN HOW TO PAINT-DYE YARN
HAND PAINTED - DYED
Learn how to paint your own
wool or cotton yarn with commercial dyes and Kool-Aid
In the illustrations
below I am going to use 300 yards and dye them in multi-colors. If you plan on
dying a large lot for a big project and want all your yarn to come out the
same, you can felt the ends together before you start.
I am going to use a
combination of colors so I have laid out my yarn out in a large
circle like this:
Then you place ties
along the yarn to keep it together, not too tight, so you can move the ties
when you are coloring:
I use my kitchen sink
for the next step, fill the sink up with enough tap water to cover the yarn
and add 1/2 cup of vinegar and mix it well and add your yarn and make
sure it is completely covered, I let mine soak for about 15 minutes.
You will need a large
surface to color your yarn. I would recommend a well protect table outside or
even a large piece of plywood will do. I am going to use my patio table and
protected with plastic and old towels.
After your yarn has
soaked ring it out good and lay your yarn on the surface you are going to use.
Lay Cellophane wrap under each part of the yarn so you can wrap each run
of the yarn in it when you are done coloring.
Preparing Kool-Aid or
Dyes: You will need the following:
I use medium size Dixie
UNSWEETENED Kool-Aid or
Place 2/3 cup hot water
in the Dixie Cup add 1 TSP Vinegar. Stir and the add your Dye or Kool-Aid a
small amount at a time till you have the color you want.
Then brush it on your
yarn, when you have the area painted you want, turn the section over and paint
that size, make sure you soak it good in color.
You can experiment and
combined different colors together to see what you get.
After you have colored
all your yarn like this:
- Then wrap up all the runs of yarn in the cellophane you put
down under the yarn and place the yarn in a microwave for 5 minutes. Turn over
and give the yarn another 2-3 minutes .
- Take the yarn over to a sink, remove the Cellophane and
rinse in cool water till the water comes out clear. String out your yarn to
dry and after it is dry you can wrap your yarn up:
$25.00 for 300 Yards Medium Wool
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