Today I have been dyeing. I have only used natural dyes before so this is my first venture into acid dyeing. I ordered my Landscape Dyes from Wingham Wool Work on Wednesday and the dyes arrived the next day. That’s what I call service! The Wingham Wool Work website gave dire warnings to allow 14 days so I was extra pleased with the fast delivery.
When you watch the many youtube videos on hand painting yarns and sliver it looks so easy. I managed to drip dye all over the kitchen, the bathroom and everywhere in between. When I was dyeing a long piece of sliver I had the roll of cling film on the floor, I failed to noticed the dye was running down the clingfilm and pooling on the floor. I think I used way too much dye.
Here’s my first hand painted skein
This is what happens when you get carried away and forget to put the gloves on:
They call it hand painted yarn for a reason. And no it hasn’t washed off yet.
Once the yarn is dry I will show you the finished results!