Monday, January 9, 2012

Experimenting With Yarn

I was experimenting with dyeing wool yarn with walnut husks. I first dyed the yarn on the right on the stove, letting it simmer for a couple of hours. The yarn on the left I soaked in water with walnut husks for over 3 weeks. I wanted to see how each method would dye and how dark the walnuts would dye. As you can see there is quite a difference in the hue. The color of the yarn in the dye bath was such a rich dark chocolate brown, but after draining the water and washing & letting the yarn dry, it really lightened up quite a bit for both yarns.
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1 comment:

  1. That's a very good idea. I like both colors. You could knit something with both colors together.

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