Last weekend I took a fibre dying class with Sam from Yummy Yarn Studio here in Calgary. We had a great day, learning how to use acid dyes (Jacquard brand) and got to play with dyeing some of our own skeins of wool. The wool we dyed was 80/20 BFL/nylon in a fingering weight (yay socks!) and started in a natural, undyed colour.
I decided to challenge myself a little and use colours I wouldn't normally use and try not to be so "precise" in my application or stress about the results. I tend to overthink the design process of any project, but am starting to realize that half the fun is just jumping in and going for it!
Here are my results:
I haven't named any of my colourways yet, that's the other part that I struggle with... the perfect name. I'm also not sure what these beauties are going to be knitted in to yet. Will they be socks? Scarves? Not sure... but I am sure that they will be even better once they get to BE something!