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Old 02-27-2009, 03:31 PM   #14
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Re: Wilton Color Chart for Yarn

Noel -
Oh, you are so sweet! I don't think I could ever find the time and energy to dye for others-- but what a compliment My husband joked with me, he said the next thing he knew we'd have a giant spinning wheel and sheep in our backyard. I laughed an evil laugh

And Kristin -

Yes, makes complete sense. I did mine two different ways. There is hand painting where you skein up your yarn into a big circle, soak it in water and vinegar, lay it out on saran wrap, "paint" or pour your dye on in sections, cover it in a pyrex pie plate and nuke it in the mircrowave. Here's my favorite tutorial on that:

http://keeponknittinginthefreeworld....-tutorial.html

Then there is kettle dying in a crock pot. In this method, you soak your yarn, put it in a crock pot, then pour your dye in sections. I thought it would get all muddled up and look a mess, but if you use good color combinations, it comes out really nice. Here's a good tutorial on that (and hand painting):

http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring07/FEATdyeyourown.html

Good luck! BTW, I'm a photographer, too
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