Peggy and I spent all day Saturday wearing gloves and sloppy wet shoes and having a blast with color. Yes, it was a great dye day. We started off tying t-shirts and linen place mats and ladies hankies into odd shapes with rubber bands and string, then squirted them all over with lots of color and tossed them in a plastic garbage bag to sit overnight. Letting them sit overnight was the hard part. Tie dying is such fun. Don't over think it - just squirt and enjoy. And we got great colors!
We also dyed 24 skeins of Splendor. It's one of my favorite yarns. 65% superwash wool and 35% bamboo. It takes the color beautifully and makes wonderful socks. We were careful to dye 6 to 8 skeins in each colorway so there will ample yardage for projects larger than socks. And we tried a new dye technique. Well, it's new to us - dip dying.
We dyed several pounds of Merino spinning fiber, along with Merino/Silk, Mohair and Flax. Sorry, no pictures of the fiber. I'll take some soon and get them posted.
We had a great time and got lots of stuff dyed. With shows coming up, we need to keep working!