May 14, 2011
My favorite way to dye yarn is by using natural plant dyes. The process is not a quick one but it is a wonderful & rewarding experience. Watching the colours develop into their rich earthy shades is pretty exciting. I used alum & cream of tartar to mordant the yarn. Then I dyed the yarn in separate dye baths made from Logwood, Lac & Osage. I used four different types of yarn including a bulky hand spun super wash Blue faced Leicester, a worsted organic Australian merino, a fingering weight blend of super wash merino/cashmere/nylon, and finally a lace weight baby alpaca from Alberta.
Posted by Genevieve at 9:11 AM