Oh, I´m so happy cause now I am "dyeing" my own yarn! It worked! Still can´t believe it.
The reason why it is sort of a fake dyeing is because I used silk paint. I had some bottles in the cellar from years ago when I did silkpainting. I wasn´t sure they would work at all after all these years, but they are like new. I found a tutorial for heat setting silk in the microwave and gave it a try. The first skein was a bit of a desaster, as the silk got too hot and burned in a few spots. I can still use some of it, but almost half is lost as it is tiny pieces with burned ends.
But the second one is absolutely perfect! I reduced the time in the microwave and spritzed with water every 30 seconds. I absolutely love these colours and thank god there are a few more bottles to use.
Doesn´t it look yummy?
It is so easy. The second skein was done in 5 minutes and it is almost dry already cause I ironed it a bit.
Now, as a novice to dyeing, is there a reason this is not a good idea to use up the silk paint? I guess that it is a quite expensive way of "dyeing", but as I already have those bottles, I can use them up as well, right?
Oh, I´m gonna try 2 more skeins tomorrow and then have to order some more yarn.
I´m so happy happy happy...
And here is the spice piece from yesterday turned into the TAST piece for Feather stitch.