I know that those of you who do needlework are familiar with over-dyed and hand-dyed threads. There is a whole set of people out there trying their hand at dying various fibres in a multiplicity of colours (with varying degrees of success, I might add). And, I’m sure it comes as no surprise, that this is a huge trend in the knitting/crochet yarn world as well.
I’m lucky enough to have a few lovely skeins of hand-dyed yarn. There aren’t many dyers out there that do non-wooly. And, unfortunately, a lot of the dye kits that are available don’t work well with cotton or bamboo fibres, so, I hadn’t bothered to give dyeing a try.
That is, until I got this yarn:
So, I broke out a package of dark grey Rit Dye, boiled up some water, crossed my fingers, and in the end I got this:
I don’t know that I will try dyeing yarn again. But, then again, if I end up with more yarn that I don’t really like, at least I know I can do something interesting with it.