Saturday, September 21, 2013

After Dinner Mint.

I can't describe this dye effort any other way. It is "After Dinner Mint" for me.
Dyed during an afternoon of playing with colours with a friend, that only produced surprisingly disappointing results.
No matter what we did, which tecnique we used or which colours we chose we ended up with unexplainable colour effects that did not please us.
It was so bad we ended up in giggles every time one of us revealed their dye results and in the end just gave up.
This was one of them;
A white sliver of Anisha's wool went in the pan followed with Acid dyes of Chocolate, Turqoise and Green hues.
It looked gorgeous and then all fell to bits.
The photo isn't great, due to the light, but it wasn't pretty. 

I spun it up, what else to do?
And while spinning it actually started growing on me.
It seemed the colours became a bit more intense and defined.

I chose not to ply this single as I wanted to retain this improvement and felt that with plying I would actually even the colours out again.
Washed and fulled it has become a soft and fluffy yarn for needle 4 to 5 mm.
I think I'll make a cowl with it.

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