So, I have joined Pip’s Granny Square a day group and so far I have finished five squares since Wednesday taadaa! I will only post the results of my square a day project once a week.
I have been meaning to dye some cream wool that has been sitting in my wool stash for a couple of years but this Granny Square challenge has encouraged me to create some rainbow wool to include in my Granny Squares.
Below a pot of colour, using wool dyes from Morning Star Crafts boiled with vinegar. Basically I lay the wool in the pot with enough boiling water to cover it and a cup of vinegar (I think, I kind of guess this stuff) then pour the dyes over the wool in patches and kind of squish it all together with a chop stick so the colours run together. Once it has been boiling for a while and all the colour has been taken up by the wool I pour it into the sink and rinse with cold water.
Hang it up and let it dry and there you have beautiful one of a kind wool. I wasn’t totally successful I wanted to dye all of the wool I had(which was quite a bit) so it was reasonably uniform but I didn’t put quite enough dye in some spots so it’s a bit lighter in some areas, not what I was after.
The next step is winding into balls I love doing this and seeing the wonderful mesh of colours.