After the Michigan Fiber Festival was over, I realized that I had sold all of my colorful yarn and all that was left was the natural colors. I adore my natural colored yarns but...color sells so my daughter, Sister Bear, and my friend, Dawn aka Knitamazoo, helped transform my kitchen from the room that doesn't cook into one hot cookin' room full over colorful pans of yarn and socks.
I had a bunch of roaster pans that used to be my Dads which were the perfect size to heat up the fun. I typically use Vinegar as a mordant but decided to switch to Citric Acid and I am so happy I did. The kitchen and house didn't have the overwhelming vinegar smell. By the way, I use Jacquard Acid Dyes.
I did find that I have a few skeins I will need to fix. Unfortunately, the strings that tied them together were a bit tight which caused a stripe of the original color to pop through. Argh! I don't consider myself a dyer although I do enjoy dying so I have a lot to learn and most of that is through trial and error. Overall I am very happy with the results and now I have more color yarns to add to my shop and to sell at the upcoming festivals in October. Now...share your adventures in Fiber Arts.
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