|The original color with a yellow tape measure for reference.|
I used 1 cup of water with a splash of white vinegar. 2 drops McCormick Black, 3 drops Red, 1 drop yellow - which is pretty brown. i let the yarn soak in the dyebath for 20 min before heating it in the microwave. (Normally i would have soaked the yarn separately first, but this would give me a chance to view the coloration a bit to see if it needed adaption.)After soaking I rather liked the color, so I wrapped it in plastic wrap to heat rather than using the whole dyebath. 1 min was enough to heat this sufficiently. I let the yarn rest until it cooled and then heated it one more time.
|The yarn right before soaking|
|I have never "hand painted" yarn quite like this before!|
The color came out perfectly! I hope I have enough yardage, but I think that I should be able to knock this project out of the park.