Blue Green Dye experiment   14 comments




I finished dying my “blue green dye experiment” yarn. If you recall, I played with colors one evening when A was not home.

I spun the plainer of the two pieces as one single, and the multicolor as another single, then plied them together.

It is awesome to me how the colors shift with the spinning process.Β  The blue-green became teal and aqua, much of the red became purple. Ignore the red-orange I used to tie the skein, please.Β πŸ™‚


I really love how this came out, though, don’t you?

Want to see a little more?Β  Me too.

I can’t wait to play with colors again and make a companion for this skein.Β  I have a striped something in mind for all these experiments.Β  πŸ™‚


Posted August 3, 2016 by salpal1 in how it came out, What I love

Tagged with , , ,

14 responses to “Blue Green Dye experiment

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. It is amazing! And it is amazing how it goes from the wool to the yarn. You are quite the spinner. The yarn is beautiful. I love how the purples just peak here and there throughout the blue and green. Nice job!

  2. You really are getting good at this. Just wondering how long it takes you to spin up say 100g of yarn?

    • Well, it depends on lots of things – one of which is how thin the yarn is to be – it would take no time at all to make a chunky yarn. πŸ™‚ it also depends on how well prepped the wool is, but I think I could do that amount in a week of spinning in the evenings, with a longer push toward the end of the week. But a more experienced spinner could do it much faster.

  3. Well, you’ve just GOT to be happy with that result! I love it. It’s a semisolid looking handspun, but those pops of color are so interesting.

  4. This is simply fabulous! Now, can you recreate the look, for more yardage, if you get more roving and use the same dyes? Or is it too variable?

  5. Great spinning. Love the way the dyes change when spun up. How long before you put them up for sale?

  6. Absolutely stunning. I love to see this, the whole process. I dont spin and it is just fascinating. πŸ™‚

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Alice In Stitching Land

random posts about things I am doing or thinking

Knitting in the Midwest

A blog about knitting, cross stitching, and life in the Midwest

The Frog Queen's Fiber Journey

Knitting, Spinning, Weaving

Marja.9105 Arctic

stories about life in the north

Adventures in Remodeling

Misdirected remodeling

Meredith and Robby Hike the AT

A mother, father and daughter all blog about the big hike.

2017 Appalachian Hike

Only those who attempt to go too far will discover how far they can go.

Of Sticks and String

Knitting From My Corner of the World: South Jersey and Philadelphia Knits


handwork, writing, life, music, books

21st Century Spinning

Exploring a new age of an ancient skill


Knitting, photography and cats.

The ways of the whorl

wherever the spinning takes me

Mewkittie Creations

Wearable art and other interesting things.....


Textile & Pixel Design


random posts about things I am doing or thinking


sewing, knitting and life

ericka eckles

handsewn bespoke and heirloom quality textiles


My Rabbit Hole of Fibre Experimentation.

A Little More Abstract

Crafting For Those Dedicated to Experimentation

Knitting in New Guinea

A Linguist Takes on Life, Faith, and Cross-Cultural Living

%d bloggers like this: