In early August I finished a shawl made of Madsen Originals Sock Sparkle Yarn. This was hand-dyed yarn by Priscilla, who I see at knit nights. I asked and was allowed to observe her dye process, because I've never seen it done.
|Priscilla uses an acid dye, which seems to|
create colors she more consistently happy with.
|She prepares the blanks of superwash|
merino that she buys wholesale.
|These are the first of the blanks and a|
variegated she is going to overdye.
|Missed the shot where this batch was in the acid dye and vinegar, but here they are in a kettle to steam set. She did several batches, so what I missed you still will get.|
|Color set, rinse.|
|This blank was superwash and nylon (sock yarn) and the nylon |
gave the initial buff dye a greenish tint.
|I liked the rose and hunter green this skein had, but she |
over-dyed the next day and sold it instantly.
|I loved this one and was trying|
to get the sparkles, which
wouldn't turn out with my camera.
So she loaned me hers,
can you seen them?