Saturday, May 7, 2011

Fun With Easter Egg Dye

I started with a knitted blank of white sock yarn and put a few straight pins at the half way point. I followed the direction for dissolving the for Easter eggs using vinegar and water. Next came painting the dye on to the yarn. When I got to the halfway point I repeated the colors in the same order as the first half. I then flipped the yarn blank over and repeated painting the dye. After I was satisfied with the colors I wrapped the blank up in plastic wrap and put it in the microwave for two minutes and then let it cool for two minutes. This was repeated two more times. At this point all the dye had been absorbed. I let the blank cool done and then rinsed with cold water. After letting the yarn dry I wound off half the yarn for the first sock and half for the second sock.

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