Monday, May 13, 2013

I Just Need a Little Yellow!

This is the first time in a long time that I've done a blog post about dyeing yarn without also filming a video to go along with it.  However, since I made a video with using old tie dye kit dyes in the past, I felt this would be redundant.  I do need to make some yellow yarn for a new design I have in the works.  (I am super excited about this one!

I still have some mixed yellow dye left over from my Tulip Tie Dye Kit that I decided to use for this project.  I presoaked some fingering weight wool in water for 30 min before adding the yellow dye and letting it sit overnight.

The next day I rinsed the yarn and washed it with some dish soap.  There was a lot of run off but eventually the color cleared.  After washing, this miniskein was a bit tangled, but it is so small that I had no problems winding it into a ball.  I hope there will be enough for the project I have in mind!

What do you think I need the yellow yarn for?  (Hint, it is just a small amount of yellow yarn.)


  1. I wanted to tell you that I have watched many of your videos on YouTube. They inspired me to experiment with color a little...

    I am a licensed barber/cosmetologist and had some leftover hair color so I thought I would see how it would take to some marino super wash. Here is the result.

    1. That sounds so cool! I would love to see the picture but unfortunately FB says that I do not have permission to view it. Could you try sharing it with the ChemKnits Facebook page?

  2. Would that be another dragonfly?