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#1 of 12 Old 02-10-2011, 05:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I tried handpainting some knitpicks bare yarn I had laying around.  I wanted it to match the ooga booga fabric, it is not exact, but close.  I think I have a new hobby, because I had a lot of fun!  

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did you use a spraybottle or drop it or submerge?  i'm eager to try kettle dying!


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I just poured it on there!


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That's beautiful, and matches so well!  Good for you!

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Very nicely done!

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That is awesome, nice work!

 

Do you sharing where you learned how to do that? I want to try!


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Thank you!  I found tons of sites just by googling,  knitty.com has a good tutorial.  Check it out, it is not hard at all, you can do it!  I even sold a skein in my etsy shop!  Right now I am knitting the yarn pictured in my original post into shorties for my ds.  The ooga booga fabric is going to be a shirt to match, that is, if I can pull myself away from dyeing long enough to sew!


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 Dyeing yarn is so much fun!

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love the colors and the fabric is adorable too!thumbsup.gif


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Love your colors. What dye did you use?

 

 

DD and I just dyed a skein this weekend using the dye left over from coloring Easter eggs!


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oh that's pretty kennedy444.  !  I used wilton's.  : )


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nice! I've been wanting to try dyeing for a while now and haven't gotten the guts to try

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