Friday, 12 March 2010

Club challenge for March 2010 'Spring in bud'

So welcome to the first Dyeing of the Pure wool appreciation club!

Our first theme is 'Spring in bud' Inspired by the sea of colour this season brings, after the starkness of all of the snow it warms the heart to see such vibrance peeking its' way into the world.

Our technique is Kettle dyeing. A large pan is gently heated whilst the wool sits submerged in water. One colour at a time will be poured into the kettle over a 5th of the wool, then a different colour will be poured onto the next 5th and so on around the pan until most of the wool is covered, we gently heat until the dye is set.

The finished product will have a repeat pattern, but will also be slightly random in the length of the repeats. As the dye colours are free floating there will also be some merging of colours to create a unique one of a kind batch of skeins.

Members taking part this month are -

- Bibs n bots 2 x sock with bamboo

- Bobby Dazzlers 1 x sock with tencel

- Cecily - 1 x Baby Alpaca Chunky

- LBF 2 x sock

- Michebe 1 x sock wth bamboo

Base colours being used - Yellow, green, lilac, orange, undyed


  1. Cant wait to see the end result and knit with it :)

  2. Hiya Mich, It's dry now and absolutely gorgeous! The colours are so vibrant! I can't wait to see what you make with it.

  3. I am planning on doing the small ishbel :) I just got bought the whimsical knits patterns for my birthday :D

  4. ooooh ... loooooooook!!!!
    it's beautiful - I can't wait!!