Monday, August 1, 2011

Monday Fun

I was kind of bored this morning (after cleaning the bathroom and the kitchen), so I decided to dye some yarn.  I have some natural dye, which is always fun to use.  This time I tried Woad, which is crazy.  It looks all yellow-green in the dye pot:
But as soon as you take the yarn out of the dye bath and expose it to air, it turns blue:
One skein didn't "take" as much dye as the others, but I'm overall pretty pleased with this little experiment.  BTW, Woad has been used as a dye for thousands of years, starting back in the Neolithic Age, so that's a fun fact!


Sue said...

Beauty! - But I'm never going to dye my own - WAY too much work!

Laurie said...

it's really not, and you get to pretend you are a mad scientist too! Just wish I was better at it; I have no patience with measuring and whatnot.

Lis said...

It's beautiful. You should make one of those "eternity" scarves (is that what they're called?) super cute!

Laurie said...

I will check out patterns, that might be a good use for my wonky skein