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Dyeing notes

Remember when I plied up some yarn to dye for What the Fade? It wasn't very soft, but I figured it would be fine. This weekend I decided to do some test dyeing on some spare yarn I had, and while I was about it have some fun making minis for sock yarn squares.
I took the feltable Wangaratta yarn, and some flouro Patonyle  (which I actually bought in Wangaratta

Here's the before shot.

I dyed them using three techniques (from top to bottom)  -  dripping dots of dye on, painting larger stripe and sprinkling dry dye on wet yarn,

I think they look great on the Patonyle:

I think they all look horrible on the Wangaratta yarn. Somehow they turned pastel, and stripped the the existing green from the yarn and spread out a lot and just look horrible.


Would you believe that this is the same coloured dyes? The base colours were different, but I think a major factor is the base yarns - superwash merino / nylon versus 100 percent wool

This does mean I need to reassess my plans for What the Fade, but I am going to a yarn festival, and I have the first four colours, so I only need enough yarn to get me from home to Edinburgh. Even if I don't sleep at all on the plane, I don't think I'm likely to run out of knitting, alhtough I will spend a remarkable amount of energy worrying that I might run out of knitting. Hmm, decisions that can wait for another day. 

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