Sunday, 25 January 2009

and the result is...

Sometimes in life, things don't work out the way you thought they would. Sometimes they work out better. The same is true of dyeing, or at least my personal experience thus far.

Here are the five hanks I dyed yesterday.


Bluefaced leicester, aran weight (purchased from World of Wool)
4 x 100 gram hanks, dyed in Alkanet (with a little bit of cochineal)


Bluefaced leicester, sock weight (purchased from World of Wool)
1x 100 gram hanks, dyed in Alkanet (with a little bit of cochineal)

The photos are showing them to be a salmony-pink, but they are really a soft pinky purple colour and a fair bit darker than here.

1 comment:

Crafty Cripple said...

ooo yum. I am so itching to try dyeing. After reading your post yesterday I spent at least 2 hours looking at dye kits. But I behaved myself. I will wait until next month as I am all spent out on the craft front this month.

What are you going to do with it now you have it?