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Dye Hard 2: Dye Harder!

The other half of my most recent dyeing spree was — well, it’s hard to say.  I can’t really categorise it in terms of success or failure, since I wasn’t really sure how things were going to turn out.  However, I had another skein of something white and soft (and unlabelled, although I think it […]

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Dye hard!

As ever, things didn’t go quite the way I expected.  I’m getting used to this, especially since most of the time things end up better than I expected. This is a huge pot full of red food dye, white vinegar and hot water.  Oh, and a skein of white Angora Supreme.  As per the instructions […]

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Start.

Ah, Spring. New cherries. New strawberries. New grapes. New shrubs. New project. Oh yes.  To dye, once again, will be an awfully big adventure. And if you think I’m going to run out of dye-related puns, you haven’t seen Wikiquote.

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The Great Dyeing Adventure, Part 3

It’s been a while since I touched on the Great Dyeing Adventure, and I don’t quite feel like I got to wring all the juice out of that particular episode. Actually, this has been a string of episodes; a saga, if you will. To be honest, it’s still going: right now, there’s a big pot […]

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The Grand Dyeing Adventure: Part 3

What, you thought this was over? We have hardly brushed the surface! I don’t know what seized me with such passion for changing the colours of things, but there we have it; it turns out there’s a lot to document here. So, when we last left our intrepid dyer (me) we had finished the first […]

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The Great Dyeing Adventure, Part 2

Despite the sheer volume of cooking I undertook over the weekend, I hadn’t forgotten my commitment to dyeing yarns! I’m glad I’ve discovered the opportunity to dye with things like food colouring, because I think if I tried to use the hardc0re acid dyes, we’d just end up with bits of hand skin hanging off […]

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The Grand Dyeing Adventure – Part 1

To dye, as Peter Pan once said, will be an awfully big adventure. Armed with little more than some spare yarn, a packet of food colouring and a few too many glasses of excellent merlot, I decided upon a new venture: dyeing my own yarns. You see, I bought about 8 balls of Cleckheaton’s Angora […]

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