Easter will be here and gone in a few days and you might find yourself left with extra Easter Egg Kits. Stores will have put them on their sale and clearance shelves too. So what can you possibly use those colorful dye tablets for? Dye your yarn, of course!
Rebecca Roush from Chemknits has created a fun and easy tutorial on how to dye your yarn with Easter Egg kits. Create beautiful and affordable hand-dyed yarn right in your kitchen with non-toxic dye.
- Animal fiber – Only natural fibers like wool or silk will hold the dye.
- Easter egg dye tablets – These are found in Easter Egg Kits.
- Acid – If your dye tablets do not have citric acid in them, you will want to include citric acid or vinegar.
- Heat – You will need to heat the water, dye, acid, and yarn together. This can be done on a stove top or in a microwave.
- Rubber gloves – The yarn isn’t the only thing that can be dyed. Protect your hands with rubber gloves.
You can create different colorways using the tablets. Also, change shades and patterns in your yarn by experimenting with vinegar. Add vinegar to the dye at the beginning of the process to create spaces between colors in your yarn, If you prefer an overall monotone color, just add the vinegar in the middle of the dyeing process.
For written instructions visit AllFreeKnitting, How to Dye Your Yarn with Easter Egg Kits. Enjoy creating fun new yarn in different colors and shades with this free video tutorial.
What other yarn dyeing techniques have you tried?
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