Friday, February 22, 2008

Dye Experiment

This is a tale about two skeins of un-dyed yarn. They both started off okay, but only that. So, after admiring the Araucania Ranco Multi I bought last weekend and trying to figure out how they did it, I figured "what the heck"

I pulled out the dedicated dye pot and just started pouring dye in. The first skein came out damn good as-far-as I am concerned.
The second...Ummm, not so good. A friend said that the brown/green areas kinda looks like decaying flesh. Nice.
So, what have I learned? My friend is gross. It is fun to experiment. And, I love this technique. I have re-skeined the green/blue skein and it looks to good. I am going to have to do some more experimenting to see how colors mix and mingle, up until now I had some control of where it went, no anymore. I love the out of control aspect of it though. Seems very organic. I have a tendency to get very uptight about colorways. This is a way for me to let loose. AHHH so free.
By-the-way the second fleshy skein will have a 2nd...no 3rd chance. I am going to try the browny/fleshy areas with more magenta to see if I can deepen and redden them up.

1 comment:

Brianna said...

I love both of these. So much pretty.