Dye Pot..

Dye Pot………

Every time you Dye, it’s like waiting for your Birthday present. 

 I thought I would share some images that I’ve taken about 3 years ago. It was my way of showing a way how I received nice results, by hand painting and fixing the dye in the oven.  


Everyone dyes differently, I have tried them all, over the years.


I have achieve this color. I will go over some of the steps. It is not a tutorial. This is what I have done to achieve saturated colors. This works for me. 



Prepping befor the Dye Pot:


1. Superwash fingering yarn. 

2. Clear led for the pot

3. White Vinegar

4. Wooden spoon/wooden spork

5. Rubber instulated gloves

6. Stainless steel tongs

7. 2Tbl spoon salt (any kind)

8. Large pot


9. Yarn soaking over night with:

     As much water as you would like. 

     Vinegar

      Salt

      Wool Wash 

       or Dawn


10. Patience


Over night yarn soaking:


Large bowl:

 Plastic or 

 Stainless steel bowl

Solutions Soak:


1 Cup white vinegar(which ever is on sale)


Water-fill the bowl up to you desire

1 table spoon salt (any brand) 

1 dot of dish washing liquid or wool 

wash.

Let it soak preferably over night.



Soultion: (for the dye bath)

2 cups vinegar

3 quarts filtered water

2 table spoon salt (any kind)


During the vinegar, water, salt process, when the water is hot enough to dissolve the salt, I get a teaspoon take a teaspoon of the vinegar, salt, water solution, and I taste it. If it is a strong vinegar flavor, that is when my fiber will have a deep saturation, and full coverage with no white spots.

Hand Paint:


I hand painted in this large Pyrex dish. 


1.  Cleaner

2. Easy clean up

3. It’s already there for the oven.


I top this off until the water covered the yarn. I placed a long deep cookie sheet as the top which made a nice cover.


Into the Oven:




I set the oven at 250 degrees. Let it fixed until the water was clear.  Once I had taken it out the oven. I let it cool off into the Pyrex dish.


Washing:



I fill the sink with cool water, and used wool wash to make sure there was no traces of dye left. The water was clear, and I had to rinse several time to make sure there was not any soap left.

Salad Spinner:

Besides doing it the old fashion way using a towel and stumping on it. Why not use a Salad Spinner.



I purchase this salad spinner at Walmart, it was under $10. It is the pull type. It does really well getting the water out of fiber.  I have also put the skin in a lingerie bag, and put it in my front load washing machine on spin/drain cycle. 


Hang to Dry:


This my processing studio. I made sure to close up the vents to make the room warm/hot so the yarn could dry quicker, which it took about and around 5-7hrs.


Well that was my dye pot back then. 


I achieve this:




I made this Mini shawl. This was my 1st shawl project.


Update 1/23/2013: 

This person is known as the handle hannahhats on Ravelry. She did a wonderful job making this website, it tells information about the different colors. Click the banner below, this will take you directly to hannahhats website.

Wythlovy

 

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