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landscape dyes

Postby Joy » Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:04 pm

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i went on a lovely workshop today and did some dying, we used landscape dyes mine is the paler of the 2 skein was what the tutor had prepared earlier, but i kept stroking it until she asked if i would like it - of course i very politely said oh no i couldn't possibly have it but she saw through my deceitfulness and sent it home with me.

this is the whole groups efforts hanging out to dry. we used a 25g skein of jamison shetland wool as our base, sprinkled on the dye then microwaved it for 3 minutes virtually no rinsing required and it's colour fast. i came home very happy.
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Re: landscape dyes

Postby knittingsue » Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:46 pm

That's beautiful, Joy. Have you planned what you are going to make with it?
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Postby cath » Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:15 pm

Oh wow, that's lovely. Cant wait to see what you make with it.
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Re: landscape dyes

Postby perigeri » Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:39 pm

oooh that is lovely Joy clever you look fofward to seeing what you make as well
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Re: landscape dyes

Postby ContinentalCat » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:47 am

Gorgeous!

How do you like the Jamieson Shetland, btw? I was thinking of getting some for Fair Isle projects, but like to know more about it.

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Re: landscape dyes

Postby Joy » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:04 am

haven't actually knitted with it yet, but it feels good. the lady that supplied all our materials is an expert and i trust her recommendation. she buys from jamisons rather than jamison and smith but i think they are much of a muchness. i'd say from my inexperienced eye that it's good.

i'm thinking i might make a yoke cardigan with my little gems so i shall buy a toning plain colour and do a fairisle pattern round the yoke.
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Re: landscape dyes

Postby ContinentalCat » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:53 am

Thank you! I've heard it is best to use real shetland wool because it lends itself much better to steeking. Not that I think I ever will be brave enough to steek....


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