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Old 03-29-2007, 09:49 PM   #1
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my first handpainted yarn!

i got inspired by all of you crafty ladies and handpainted some knitpicks chunky wool bare yarn with wilton cake icing dye! i put vinegar in everything, nuked it a few times, then read some posts on wooly wonders that said wilton runs if you don't really set it, so then i steamed it for an hour. (boy did my house smell like vinegar! )

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Old 03-29-2007, 09:57 PM   #2
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very pretty colors! so did you put vinegar in it while soaking it in the dye or while steaming it in the microwave?
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:20 PM   #3
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i soaked it in water/vinegar before painting, and diluted the dye in water/vinegar.
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:25 PM   #4
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oooh gorgeous colors!!!
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Very nice! I love the blue & purples.
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very pretty colors! where do you get the wool you mentioned?
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Gorgeous! well done!!
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Those turned out great! So vibrant!
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Very pretty! You're dye came out so vibrant.
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