tirsdag den 29. november 2016
Garnfarvning / Yarn-dyeing
Vi havde det rigtig sjovt, og tiden gik rigtig hurtigt fordi vi hele tiden havde noget i garn.
For første gang farvede vi garn i ovnen. Det var faktisk både nemt og sjovt! Der var plads til 2-3 bundter garn i bradepanden, og vi fandt ud af, at det fungerede godt med lidt vand i bunden, de ønskede farver og staniol over. Efter 1-1½ time i ovnen på 150 grader var det faktisk færdigt.
Half our Saturday went by doing the yarn-dyeing. In all sorts of ways!
We had so much fun, and time just flew by because we had something to do all the time.
For the first time, we dyed yarn in the oven. It was both fun and easy! The baking pan held 2-3 skeins, and we discovered that it worked really well with some water, the desired colors and then covered with foil. After 1-1½ hours in the oven on 150 degrees Fahrenheit, it was done!
We dyed sock-yarn blankets. All the other skeins of yarn had been made wet with water and a bit of vinegar. This didn't, but it worked out anyway. After the dye, it was fixated in the microwaveoven.
We also dyed entire skeins of sock yarn in a pot. It was so much fun! The outer layers were thoroughly dyed and the inner part wasn't dyed that much.
We dyed a lot of skeins on the table, applying the dye with a sponge. It took a while, but turned out pretty. This skein was dyed with one color at the inner rim and another color on the outer rim. Then I sprinkled on a bit of darker color.
Det var ret sjovt at se, hvordan farven trængte op i garnet!
We also had skeins wound up into "yarn cakes" that were dyed in the pot. Here, I applied 3 different colors in between the different skeins of yarn.
It was fun and interesting to see how the yarn crept up into the yarn!
I dyed 4 skeins of Arwetta in grey, peach, pink and white, but I wasn't happy at all about how little dye that had come through all the way to the middle.
Ialt farvede jeg næsten 1,5 kg garn - jeg havde også virkelig samlet meget hvidt sammen! Mine to veninder farvede næsten lige så meget, og hold op, hvor bliver man glad i låget af sådan en gang farver og garn.
I morgen får I lov at se resultatet!
Because of this, they spent more time in the pot with some pink dye. That went well!
In total, I dyed almost 1.5 kg of yarn - I really found all my white yarn and a bit more! My 2 friends dyed almost as much, and it is incredible, how happy you feel after a day like this with dyes and yarn!
Tomorrow, you'll see all the results.