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The Dye Project .. again!

my updates on the yarn I (finally) dyed.

1) Soaked the alpaca for 2.5-3hrs in vinegar to mordant
2) after letting it semi-dry, put it into cochineal dyebath:

3) after around 3 hrs, i moved into a steel vessel and put it top heat on gas (no micro here)

4) I let it cool in the vessel itself. and once cooled, washed it with running water and hung to dry:

5) So when it dried it looked like this:

6) and finally got it ready to store, to be used for some future project

What I learnt:

* It’s great fun!!!
* It is work.. do not take shortcuts, the results will also be a shortcut.
* if you use expired/really old dye, dont expect the original color to show up. be prepared for surprises
* Learn to live with the surprise πŸ˜‰ (I’m NOT a pink person)

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Pink Dreams Cardigan

This is my first crafty blog for the year! and definitely the first one under the new URL!

Another first: this is my first commissioned project. Hope to get more soon! πŸ™‚

This design is by Drops Design studio. Their designs are not exactly the easiest to work with, but I managed to get by with just rip-up! πŸ˜‰ In all its been a great experience right from choosing the yarn color, to sewing up the buttons. Here’s to hope for more such commissions!

the nexk design
the nexk design
The Sleeve detail
The Sleeve detail
Before the wash n weave-in
Before the wash n weave-in
The final product :)
The final product πŸ™‚