I've been dying
to dye my own yarn for months now. I've been a knitter for many years and the beautiful yarns that are available now inspire me to create my own. I finally did it, and documented the process here.
All items used here should NOT also be used to prepare food.
Materials you will need:
Yarn - I got mine at Dharma Trading
, 75% wool, 25% nylon fingering weight (sock yarn)
Dye - I used Jacquard Acid Dyes
Distilled white vinegar
Synthrapol (available at arts & crafts stores; I got mine at AC Moore) or Dawn dishwashing liquid
Small tub for soaking
Plastic wrap - my sources recommended brand name (thicker ply)
Measuring spoons - plastic or stainless
Little containers for the dye
Sprinkler or spray bottle
Microwave oven (ideally an extra one, not one you use to cook food in)