Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Sheep Day 2011 - more photos

Tina has just sent over some photos she sent of me demonstrating at Sheep Day earlier this year. When demonstrating I never take photos of myself nor what I'm doing so I will share hers instead. It was a really windy day so I just used the microwave and not gas stove.

Before I do any dyeing I use an acrylic yarn to tie off the skein in about 4-5 places so that it will not tangle (or at least that is the theory)
What you can't see is that the painted yarn is on cling film ready for rolling into a sausage to be "cooked" in the microwave. If you do this make sure that the steam can escape both ends.
Once out and cooled you can then carefully cut away the cling film to reveal beautiful yarn. This is a Blue Faced Leicester 100g,  DK weight bought ready for dyeing. I love it so much that I haven't sold it and it is in my stash waiting to be knitted up into a scarf.

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely, luscious green. No wonder you couldn't part with it!


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