Winding the yarn around two chairs spanning the longest stretch of floor space in the flat - it wouldn't have worked if Mam and I hadn't changed her furniture around last week-end. Which had nothing to do with my dyeing plans!
Yarn tracks on the kitchen floor ... Kenia was overjoyed!
Binding off the yarn at intervals to stop it from becoming a tangly mess
Soaking in vinegar solution overnight, weighted down with a saucer and mug
Yarn has been wrung out and is now spread out on a layer of newspaper and tin foil
Easter egg dyes
This was supposed to be *blue*!
That's when I remembered I had planned to wear gloves ...
... and red. Well, sort of red. The yarn is in a plastic bag ready for microwaving
I wasn't sure the plastic bag would stand boiling, so I transferred the yarn back into the plastic tub. This is after I'd boiled it for 4-5 minutes. Boiling yarn is *hot*! And takes hours to cool down ...
But after 3-ish hours it had cooled enough to be rinsed, shampoo'ed, wrung out and hung for drying - this is the kitchen door cum bus time tables :-)
All balled up this morning! There was even sunshine :-) I'd planned to wind it into a hank but it was quite the struggle to get the yarn into any sort of ball because there's no way to hold the yarn taughtly enough to wind efficiently. My usual method (B or Mam holding the yarn) didn't quite work ...