Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Grand Opening of JP Knit & Stitch

By Diane Lady Dye Fiber Arts & Design

JP Knit & Stitch
March 4th

I am so thrilled there is a local yarn store in my neighborhood again! Although my yarn stash is over flowing at my house, I will definitely add a couple more skeins of yarn to my stash.

Monday, February 14, 2011

To over-dye or not to over-dye…that is the question

If it doesn’t work out the first time, try again! That is my motto. I can’t begin to tell you the number of times I have dyed yarn that it did not come out the way that I planned. This may happen to you as well when you work on a craft project that does not seem to go the way that you planned. I dyed this yarn and spun it up. After spinning it all up, I realize the color scheme was not what I had envisioned.

I didn't care too much for the color blend and the brightness of the yarn

So I decided to over-dye the yarn with sky blue food coloring. Remember, if it does not go the way that you planned you can always change it in the middle. When over-dyeing yarn please note that you can only go from a lighter color to a darker color. You cannot go from darker to light but the end result will be beautiful when you do over-dye it.

I just love the blue, purple and the hint of pink and green! Just lovely colors!

I had a wonderful individual, Judy, who purchased this yarn and she made the most amazing wristlets.

Absolutely lovely model!