We had another Crafty Night @ The Works last week and we dyed yarn! And we sewed! It was crafty!
Pictured left (notice the orange theme) is some laceweight wool from Habu Textiles. It's like a gazillion yards.
The dying process is as follows:
1. Soak the yarn in hot water in large pot.
2. Prepare the dye by dissolving packets of Kool Ade in hot water. Make sure it's completely dissolved, but add more or less depending on how intense you want the color to be.
3. Carefully pour dye (Kool Ade) strategically in the pot of yarn approximately where you want it to go. This is not an exact science, but that's what makes it exciting!
4. Bring yarn up to a boil and then gently simmer until water is clear! (Clear! It turns clear and the yarn eats up all the Kool Ade!)
5. Let cool and carefully wring excess water from yarn and let it hang to dry. Yay!
Here is the process is photo form (Sorry about the icky flash photography. It was Crafty *Night* after all):