Playing with color

So today I played with dying yarn. This was not meant to be a SCA project, but it became one LOL. We did current modern food safe dying using Wilton icing, wool yarn, and a Mason jar. It made it so easy and I was so excited how fun and easy it was that I thought this might make a great children’s activity. Of course I didn’t think to take photos until after the main part of it was done lol.

So we started with this for color
wilton dye

It was really simple. We pre skeined and soaked the yarn. The yarn we used was Bare wool of the Andes from Knitpicks Then we added some color and vinegar and water to the bottom of the mason jar.

Next we put in the presoaked wool. I added some more of a different color on the top then filled with water and a little more vinegar. 20170721_181440[1]

Put on the top and let sit in the sun!

Yes that easy.

I left it like this for about 7 hours.20170721_181440[1]

Then open up the jar and dump out the remaining water and rinse in a bucket of clean water. 20170721_181814[1]

Hang to dry. This is my result.

Yes that easy and that beautiful! What kid wouldn’t want to take that home! Heck what mom or dad wouldn’t want to take that home!



Author: Lucretia Natta

Welcome to my Arts and Sciences blog. My name is Lucretia Natta and I am from 1st century Rome. In the real world my name is Nicole and I am a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. We are a world wide organization that re-enacts pre 16th century cultures. If you are interested in checking out more of what we are about in general please visit . This blog will be about my adventures researching, learning about, and trying out techniques in my areas of interest in this group. Currently work will be focusing on 1st century Rome and their ideas on glass work, adoption and mentoring of people, courtesans, and the role of women.

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