More snow dyeing

I promised I’d do one more skein, so here goes:

Look, it’s all tied up! Cotton, so no, I hope it won’t bleed. It’s what I had. Because I was too impatient to go searching. And remember, I was supposed to be doing something else, something USEFUL, like?

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Didn’t I mention using less powder? A light sprinkle? Well, don’t apply it outside on a windy day, then. Also don’t think you can remember which cup is which when you’ve mixed 2 different shades that look exactly the same in the powder.

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But hey, I kept off the greens, pink and yellow. Some progress at least.

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The previous two skeins, all untangled and rewound. The first one I’m ok with, the second not so much.

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So I dunked it in a ½% solution of blue, and now I’m happy. Also in the nick of time with this experiment it seems, no more snow!

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Fiber Friday next week will be spinning – I hope.

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Snefarvning 2

Mit sidste snefarvningseksperiment gik også lidt i vasken, jeg huskede at binde feddet men lagde ikke mærke til at det blæste = ikke særlig smart når man skal strø pulver. Så der blev brugt rigeligt.

Af de to første fed var jeg ikke så glad for det ene, så det fik en tur i en blå gryde og det var meget bedre.

Jeg har besluttet at det nemmeste er at dampe garnet, så ikke farverne render sammen, jeg har ved andre lejligheder kunnet fiksere farven lynhurtigt ved at nedsænke i meget varmt vand, men det virkede ikke rigtig her.

16 thoughts on “More snow dyeing

  1. Pia, they’re totally beautiful. It seems a long way off for me, but something to aspire to! 🙂

    1. Thanks. It really is easy enough, I just like to tell it like it happened. Anything you see on my pages, if you want to know more just let me know and I’ll write an actual tutorial, this goes for everybody else reading here of course! Even if you don’t see it here but think I may know, say so too. 🙂

  2. I adore your snow dyed yarns. Work got in the way of being able to do it here before the snows melted but I loved looking at yours. I will do it next winter because – well – there simply is not a choice not to!! Love it!!

  3. Wow, they are look fantastic! And interesting to see what happened to the second skein after it was dyed again. Thank you for the inspiration, once again!

  4. Ja, det beviser da bare hvor forskellig folks smag er. Jeg syntes frygteligt godt om de to første, du farvede. Nummer tre slet ikke, og det der med at farve det blåt … Hmm det var da pænere inden 😉 Men metoden er mega-sej, kan den mon på nogen måde anvendes med plantefarver … Værd at tænke over. God påske

    1. Det ville da også være kedeligt hvis vi var ens. 🙂 Hvis jeg skulle prøve med blomster ville jeg i stedet gøre det som solfarvning, bruge de kraftigstfarvende som coreopsis, gåseurt osv. og så vikle det ind i plastfolie og lægge i drivbænken en uges tid. Man kunne tilføje lidt rustne søm eller andet til også at påvirke farverne.

      Og god påske til dig også, I skal vel i kirke og den slags?

    2. Vi har sådan et ildfast fad, a la stegeso, men i glas. Det kribler i mig for at inddrage det til farvegrydesamlingen!!! 😉

  5. These are really beautiful! Over-dyeing the skein in blue was a fabulous change. I had never heard of snow dyeing before your posts; thanks so much for sharing.

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