Monday, August 9, 2010

Fun with over-dyed skeins

I had some fun over-dyeing some skeins of fine baby alpaca today.  Over-dyeing is a 2 step process which involves dyeing the yarn a first time in a variegated fashion, they adding an all over color to the skeins thus adding deth to the yarn. Over-dyed yarns seem to glow from within!

As soon as the skeins were dry, I balled them up, and they are in the process of becoming mittens.


This will be a fun design that I am hoping to put together as a kit for which I will design different color combinations! These first mittens will be for me though. I guess I am a little selfish but I just had to have orange and green!

5 comments:

Sharon V said...

Your overdyed yarn is lovely. When I saw it, the first thing I thought of was pumpkins - not that you'd want mittens with pumpkins on them! LOL

SockPixie said...

Thanks Sharon. I thought the same thing!

Monika said...

I love this photo, and I love the color combination!

SockPixie said...

Thanks Monika!

SockPixie said...

Thanks Monika!