Tuesday, February 28, 2012

It All Started With Leftover Sock Yarn

Some of us have lots of yarn - odds and ends of yarn that we aren't quite sure what to do with. Dee had this sock yarn - I'm presuming she must have had a couple of balls because you will see that she got quite a bit of mileage out of it.


 Her first attempt was to use it as weft with a white warp of assorted cottons and rayon yarns. 
Well, this wasn't the effect she was looking for.  Out came fiber reactive dye to take care of the white yarns. 

Not bad, but still she wasn't completely satisfied.  Next she dyed the remaining scarf with Alter Ego dyes - they will dye both the wool of the sock yarn and the rayon and cotton warp yarn- in two different colors at the same time! 

Well, this was pretty cool too. But she had one last trick up her sleeve. Do another warp using the sock yarn in both warp and weft. Which do you like best?
Warp and weft of sock yarn


Sharon said...

I've never heard of that dye. The transformation is fantastic, from beast to beauty.

kreativa said...

Das ist beeindruckend mit der Färbung verschiedener Materialien in verschiedenen Farben zur gleichen Zeit. In Deutschland habe ich es noch nirgendwo gesehen.
Liebe Grüße von Ate

Beryl Moody said...

I have done an online German to English translation for the last comment.

That is impressing simultaneous with the colouring of different materials in different colors. In Germany I did not see it yet anywhere. Love of greetings from Ate