It lists a bunch of natural ingredients and what colors they make. For the first time I was starting to think that this will be doable.
What you'll need:
A ball of white wool yarn
You need to let that soak for at least 30 minutes. Now what on earth will you do during those 30 minutes??? Why make your dye of course!
For the coffee dye: Make the strongest pot of coffee you've ever made in your life. I mean fill that filter as full of grounds as you can! You can even run it through twice if you like. The darker the roast of the coffee, the darker the shade you'll end up with. I only had medium roast on hand.
For the tea dye: Again, you'll be making strong tea and over steeping it as well. I used a fruity tea hoping for a pink color to the yarn, but it just made that portion of yarn dingy looking. Oh well.
For the turmeric dye: Heat up some water and stir in some ground turmeric until the water has a nice yellow hue to it.
Now let all the dyes cool to room temperature so you don't accidentally felt your yarn. Now that would be a tragedy!
Take your yarn out of the sink and gently wring it out. It doesn't have to be perfectly done.
Now drape the yarn into each bowl. As you can see from the pictures, I started out with two bowls, the coffee and the tea. But the white part between them was bothering me, so that's where I added in the turmeric!
Now let the yarn soak overnight so you end up with a great color from it.
Now do the same thing to rinse the yarn. Fill up your sink with clean cold water and gently rinse the yarn.
Now gently wring it out!
Once it's dry, wrap it back up into a ball and go knit yourself something!
This is what I knitted with it! (look at the pictures)
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