GROOVY TIE DYE DYEING TECHNIQUE
I dyed my wool top with this really cool technique that I would love to share with you. I used wool top superwash, just because I had to "manhandle" the fiber a bit with this technique. Here is how it will look when it's done.
Now take apart the chain and hang it to dry.
This is what this orange will look like when spun thick and thin.
This is the tri-colored top spun thick and thin.
When dyeing yarn, there are strict parameters to get a successful outcome. Such as using soft water, using a certain temperature for leveling acid dyes, cooking time, and the amount of dye solution per yarn weight. All these ensure proper adherance of dye to the fiber, no bleeding, and no felting.
Learn all this and lots of fun dyeing techniques in my online dying class at the Camaj School of Fiber Arts.
- Mary Egbert