Ah January. Around here is cold, overcast, and just sort of blah. So I've got the perfect giveaway to bring some color to your day - a Yarn Dyeing Kit from Walnut Farm Designs!
I spent some time playing with one of these fab kits from Walnut Farm Designs this past weekend, and it was so much fun!
I started with the skein of undyed yarn, a packet of blue dye, and instructions from Walnut Farm Designs. At a big box retailer I picked up a stainless steel pot (under $9!), because you can't dye in copper or aluminum, and you can't use the pot for food afterwards. I grabbed a pair of disposable gloves and the vinegar, both of which I had laying around the house already. I also ended up sacrificing a wooden spoon to the cause, and a bit of salt.
And here it is dyeing... which is really hard to photograph btw... so much steam!
And here's how it looks all dyed! Still a bit wet, but I'm loving what I see so far! What I really liked was that it wasn't an intensive process. I could set up the pre-soak, walk away for a while, get the dyeing going, check on it every so often, then just let it cool right in the pot, then do the after soaking in the pot as well. Much easier than I thought!
It's not solid, but I like that! Makes it more interesting, I think. I didn't know what would come out of the pot - but that's what is so fun about it! It's like Easter Egg dyeing for grownups - and in the end you have yarn! I'm sure there is a way more precise and scientific method to dyeing, but I really enjoyed the adventure of it!
Next in my dyeing adventures I'm going to try it on some luscious roving from Walnut Farm Designs. I can't wait! I learned how to use the drop spindle from another Walnut Farm Designs kit, and once you get the hang of it, it's such a fun way to play with fiber! You should definitely check out the Walnut Farm Designs Etsy Shop - so many fun fibery things to explore!
And now I get to share the color and fun! Walnut Farm Designs is giving away one fantastic fiber dyeing kit with everything you need to get started, short of the pot and a pair of gloves (the gloves are probably optional, but I would personally recommend them! The giveaway winner will receive:
- three Cushing's professional acid dye packets (⅓ oz packet each) (each packet dyes approx. 1 lb fiber)
- two 200 yard skeins of DK weight 100% Blue Faced Leicester yarn
- instruction sheets on how to dye and heat set your fiber
Best of all, they are very generously going to ship worldwide! So everyone worldwide can enter using the rafflecopter form below. If you're having trouble entering on your mobile device, please try again on a computer. Only the first option is mandatory to enter the giveaway, all other options are for bonus entries. Please remember that email address are not case sensitive. The giveaway ends January 27, 2015, at 12:15am Central US time.
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