Monday, 8 September 2008

COLOURS

I was lucky this week and managed to have some time to sew things for me! I could finish this wall-hanging. I had made the stitchery back in spring I think and I had bought the fabric for the border. Well here it is at last and in time before Christmas!

I had told you that I wanted to dye some yarn with food coloring, well I did. With a friend we had a nice afternoon in the garden and dyed three skeins.
I will show you what the yarns looked like before dying, some baby blue ( I must have bought that colour about 8 years ago as my son was still a baby), white and cream.
And this is the result, first as skeins and then as balls. The colours are quite true apart from the green which is a bit brighter in real.
Not too bad but we had to use up all the food coloring (2 packs with 4 colours each) and I think the colours are not as dark as with Kool Aid. My friend got hooked I think, so it won´t be the last dying taking place in our garden!

I have been machine quilting my scrappy star quilt and it is coming out fast! Some pictures next week.

I wish you a nice week.

11 comments:

Connie W said...

They turned out beautifully. I didn't know that yarn could be dyed with Kool-Aid although I knew that teens use it for putting color in their hair. You have some pretty yarns for knitting now.

gwensmom said...

Great dyeing job! The blue looks a lot better and the red is my favorite.

Carol said...

Wow, where to start. That yarn looks sensational, especially the red. How absolutely wonderful. I'd love to see some pics as you were doing it, did you take any? I have no idea where to even start. As for your redwork piece, it's gorgeous, love the little bells, what a fun touch and the stars. Truly beautiful.

Leanne said...

What a cute stitchery I love the stars hanging on the side ...what a great idea.

Gail said...

The colors are wonderful. You did a great job. Sometime I'd like to try dying yarn and muslin (for quilting)but considering the UFOs already in my house, I don't think it will happen anytime soon!

Libby said...

What fun . . . great results *s*

Karen said...

Are the colors going to be color fast? I had no heard of using food coloring before for dying.

Hanne said...

What a lovely Christmas quilt :-)

qusic said...

tolle Farben sind da herausgekommen.ich mag deinen neuen header sehr!

Anne said...

YYYYEEEEEEESSSSSSSS

C'est c'la, c'est c'la!! Tu savais que Lacoste c'etait un joueur de tennis?

Bisous from sunny England

Love

Anne

Jessica's mom said...

Wow, I just love looking at your skeins. They were pretty to start with and now they are amazing!