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Monday, February 11, 2013

Dyeing: Variegated yarn.


For litt siden kom jeg tilfeldig over denne bloggposten om å farge flerfarget garn med konditorfarge.
Det var rett og slett helt ukjent for meg at man kunne farge garn med konditorfarge... men glad i å farge garn som jeg er fant jeg ut at jeg ville prøve -  så det har jeg nå gjort.

I skapet hjemme fant jeg bare grønn konditorfarge, og i butikken hadde de bare rød og grønn, så det er kun de to fargene jeg har brukt på garnet. Jeg har fulgt fremgangsmåten i nevnte bloggpost og gjort tre farginger. Garnet jeg har brukt er superwash ullgarn.

Resultatet:


A little while ago I came across this blogpost about dyeing variegated yarn with food colouring.
I was surprised to read that it was possible to dye yarn with food colouring, I had no idea about that... but as I love yarn dyeing I wanted to give it a try - and so I did.

In my kitchen cupboard I had only green food colouring, and at the grocery store I found only red and green, so those two colours were the only ones I used for these dyes. I used the tutorial from the blogpost and did three separate dyes.
The yarn is 100% wool, superwash quality.

And the result:







Den røde konditorfargen ble lilla under oppvarmingen. Ellers blandet jeg grønt og rødt til brunt, men blandingen endret seg under oppvarming til enten grønn eller lilla på garnet.
Det var litt vanskelig var å få fargen jevn i de forskjellige partiene, så det varierer en del i fargestyrke og hvor store de fargede partiene er på hver hespe.

The red food colouring turned purple when heated. I also mixed red and green for brown colour, however the mix changed during heating to either green or purple on the yarn.
It was a bit difficult to get the colour out evenly in the dyed parts, so the colours differ slightly in strength and amount in every skein.




Det var jo et morsomt eksperiment selv om det ikke var helt vellykket i forhold til fargene.
Hvor lysfaste fargene vil være er ikke godt å si, men jeg skal la hespene ligge litt i sollys og se om de blekner.


This really was a fun experiment, though not entierly successfull as for how the colours turned out.
I have no idea whether the dye is light fast or not, so I will leave the skeins in sunlight for a while to see if the colours fade.

14 comments:

Kristín Hrund said...

I really like the result of your experiment - I´m looking forward to see what you do with it. This yarn looks so soft... what kind of yarn is it?

Kristín Hrund said...

I really like the result of your experiment - I´m looking forward to see what you do with it. This yarn looks so soft... what kind of yarn is it?

karisma said...

Oh its so beautiful. I always love your yarn colours. One day I hope to try yarn dying myself. I am especially keen to try using Tansy. I just don't have the time lately for new things. Not enough hours in the day. Sigh.

Hilde said...

Thank you, Kristin and Karisma :)

The yarn is really nice and soft, it is common superwash wool yarn from Trysil.

September Violets said...

Well even though it wasn't what you expected, I think the results are beautiful with the subtle shading. I hope it doesn't fade in the sunlight! Wendy

Wendy said...

I think the colors turned out pretty!

Hanne Bente said...

Hej Hilde rigtig flot garn du har lavet. Jeg kan rigtig godt lide mixet garn. Ønsker dig en god dag:) Knus Hanne Bente

Marylene said...

Well, that's a pretty nice result isn't it ! Your very own variegated yarn ! Maybe I'll try it myself one day.
I'm thinking on how to do it with plant dyes.
Have a nice day Hilde !

lirosa said...

De ser nydelige ut, fargene og garnet ditt. Ønsker deg ei deilig uke:-)

hagen vår said...

Vakkert og organisk. Hilsen Anne

Eva said...

Høres jo spennende ut.. Jeg har sett konditorfarge i blått, men husker ikke hvilken butikk. Gul finnes også.. Kanskje man kan bestille konditorfarge på nettet? Går an å google vet du.. Ellers synes jeg det ble veldig fint.. Kaller det for flammegarn når det er flere nyanser..

Ha en fin uke..

Yael said...

This is awesome Hilde! I LOVE the colors and I hope they will be light fast!

P.S. For so long I wanted to ask you: did your mom like your Christmas present? :-)

A dear hug to you!

Mia said...

Da altså, helt fantastisk.
Så kul at fargene ble så annerledes, disse ser mye flottere ut enn grønn/rødt, regner med at du er skikkelig glad over resultatet.
Du skal se de er lysekte og :)

Barbara said...

They may not have turned out as you expected, but they are very beautiful none the less. I would love to see them knitted up. I adore greens and soft heather shades mixed together so these are just perfect.

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