Dyeing: Hand Painted Skein 


Another first in my yarn-y adventures: I’ve hand painted a skein of yarn! 

This was some bare Falkland that I had spun into a two-ply. I soaked the skein in citric acid while watching a few online tutorials. These were the most helpful for the kind of result I was hoping for: 

ThisBoyPodcasts
HueLoco
Camaj Fiber Arts
I used Greener Shades dyes, which are heavy-metal free. I mixed the dye in squirt bottles and applied the color using those. I think the trickiest part was rolling the yarn up into the plastic wrap, but I made it work. It went into the steamer pot for about 35-40 minutes, and then the dye was set! 

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