Monday, June 16, 2014

VIDEO: Dip Dyeing to Break Colors

Here is a video inspired by someone on the ChemKnits Designs Ravelry Forum.  We were talking about Wilton's Violet specifically, but this is something I've been thinking about for a while.  Most of my dip dyeing tutorials are done with green or red so you see a gradient of one color.  What happens when the dyebath contains multiple different food coloring molecules?

The colors break!  And break into a stunning gradient.  I really love the makeup of Wilton's food coloring and the colors they provide.

I had some trouble with the color saturation of the above pictures.  There is more pink/purple then it looks like here.  But it is much more purple than magenta overall.  I am beyond thrilled with the result.  I love breaking purple and this gradient is so much more regular than some of the other ones I've done.  Check out the following video to see exactly what I did to achieve this amazing yarn.