(sidenote: i was waiting to blog until I had finished something, and now that it is done I have TOO MUCH to blog about, so another post will be coming this week)
I decided to finally give in and discover whether I can dye fiber or not. Usually it comes out alright, but I don’t like the way the colour looks nor do I like the finished product.
Katie decided I needed constant supervision…
The setup was checked:
Making sure I cover the whole area with saran wrap:
(Truth be told I got bored of it too… fiber doesn’t take dye the same way and handpainting a whole 8oz braid isn’t fun…but I persevered even though I wasn’t liking the result)
When I was done I really disliked it. It was nowhere on my TO BE SPUN list… So I ripped it into 4 (unequal) pieces and proceeded to try and fix what had been broken.
It came out a sodden mess, but was it a usable mess or had I destroyed my fiber? It was too hot to tell:
I was pleased when I rinsed that the fiber bloomed to its full width and seemed to be fine, the true test would be after it was dry:
All that supervision had worn Katie out:
The next day…
Look how pluffy and gorgeous that wet mess became!