Monday, October 4, 2010

Adventures in Dyeing

We had such a wonderful day!!! Buffy & Don were wonderful hosts to our small group and after Buffy did a small demo making it look easy she let us loose!!

Myrelle was our most thoughtful and careful dyer

Daphne had pictures that inspired her colourways.
My niece Jasmyn just let her creativity flow (sorry Jas - I totally didn't get any pics of you!!!)

Elise had the most challenging colourways to wrap (for the steam setting).

I had my colourways mo
stly planned in writing.

Elise had some balls of coral silk that she brou
ght along and after a consult with Buffy went with injection dyeing. I'm sure that this will catch on with the amateur dyers out there!!

I had brought along those skeins of Koigu Kersti that were not colo
urfast & that I had sun bleaching last week. OMG - I love how they dyed up!! I can't wait for them to dry so that I can start on On the Easy Side!!!

It was a most excellent day - Buffy said that we were the most creative group that she's had, Don called us the messiest. Potato - potatoe!!! The proof is in the pudding and we made excellent pudding!! I left my special mark on the floor!!
"Wannietta was here!"

I'm rinsing & drying my skeins now - I'll take finished pics tomorrow!


  1. So glad you had fun. I love getting in the dye studio, the Boss Cat and I dyed a whole bunch up Sunday. I had the pleasure of meeting Elise at camp. Your a lucky lady.

  2. I am so much more aware of my blessings these days and that much more thankful for them!!

    I admire dyers more than ever!! LOL

  3. I so wish I could have gone, but I had previous commitments that need to be respected. I'm glad you had a good time.

  4. No worries - I'll totally be doing it again & you're at the top of the invite list!!!

  5. What fun, whst grand fun! And happy knitting with your wonderful yarns!