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Monday, August 10, 2009

Acid dyeing

I recently went to a great dyeing workshop where I had the opportunity to play with acid dyes. These are required to dye wool or roving and silk, if you so choose. It was in my mind this was a complicated method but it's wasn't at all. Dye, water, vinegar and heat is all that is required.

The shawl-like object is a piece of tubular knitted car polishing cloth I dyed with Procion on my recent crafty holiday with my internet chums. The dyeing was facilitated by this talented lady. I chopped my tube up when I came home and had a clapotis moment, deliberately ripping out columns of stitches at intervals. I'm going to experiementally knit/crochet back into it with my lovley hand dyed yarn samples.

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