Monday, October 13, 2008

Colour shock

I went to a workshop in yarn dyeing yesterday. It was held by Fröken Garn/Carina/Miss Yarn in her yarn shop in Malmö. There were 8 of us signed up for the workshop and I think all of us had a good time.

I didn't bring my camera but Anna over at Annas Garndrömmar has some pictures posted here. (You can see parts of me and one of my brown hanks!)

Going there I had no idea what colour I'd go for in my first dyeing experience ever. I knew I had 4 small hanks of 50gr each so I could try out four completely different colours or combinations if I wanted to. Getting there I realized there were no real limitations in what colour to dye (except for bright red and pitch black) and this gave us all a bit of a head ache...

I ended up with this:

My dyed yarn
My first dyed yarn ever

I don't know if you can see it clearly but the two brown hanks are not identical. One of them is a smidge lighter than the other one. I was thinking about making all hanks brown and have them getting lighter and lighter, but seeing everyone else's beautiful and vibrant colours, I just had to get some colour for myself. I actually didn't dye the turquoise one, but traded that one with the lighter turquoise Anna had a picture of in her blog. She wanted difference in her turquoise hanks and I wanted vibrant colours...

I think these hanks might become wrist warmers, but I'm not sure.

Dyeing was real fun and I'll be sure to sign up for more workshops with Fröken Garn!

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I'll leave you with some more colours!

WIP_Kauni slipover
Detail of the colour changes in my not-really-finished Kauni slipover

More pictures will follow when the slipover is blocked and properly finished...

5 comments:

Eva i Halmstad said...

Härliga färger.
Eva.

Geek Knitter said...

So pretty!

essjay said...

Glad to hear you had such a nice time at the workshop. Your yarn is just lovely!

I can't wait to see that vest all finished - the colors are so fabulous!

clarabelle said...

I've just bought some dyes for the first time in my life too!

I think I'll just be hit-and-miss. I think your dyeing looks good!

Clarex

crrly said...

Alltså, sliponvern är så snygg så det är äckligt!! ;-)