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I'm Susan and I live in a small village north of Norwich, UK. My main hobbies are reading, gardening, spinning and knitting, though not necessarily in that order....

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Failed first attempt at dying wool......

I wanted to try dying some of my yarn, so spun just some of the white part of the Jacob's fleece and bought some blue food colouring.

Of course I only roughly read online instructions on using food colouring, and looking back I should have paid more attention. I used a whole bottle of blue, boiling water and vinegar but now realise the constant heat is what was missing.

Well is sort of very light bluish..... if compared to the normal black and white.... imagination is needed. I also don't know whether UK food colouring is the same as the US version. Next time I will buy some proper wool dye.

1 comment:

Jenny Holden said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving lovely comments. I love the post about the advent calendars, that sounds like the sort of thing my little brother would do! 'Fraid I know nowt about dying wool... but if happen to be at Woolfest in Cumbria next year, give me a shout, I'll be on the Shetland stand :o)