Monday, April 27, 2015

A Solar Experiment


Happy Monday, my pretties, and I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. I got practically nothing on my to-do list done, but my weekend was still full with awesome things. Yesterday I started a little solar natural dyeing experiment. I've been thinking of what kind of different things I'd like to try out this summer, and solar and natural dyeing is definitely one of them. We'll see how this one turns out-the jars aren't as big as I thought they were, so I'll need to get some bigger ones before I do too much more of this-these are both only 50g skeins, and I'd like to do a lot more dyeing this summer.

I also finished my Battleship tank! It's a good length, a great fit, and I have just 4g of yarn left over. It's blocking now, and I'd like to get pictures soon, but I might have to wait on those. I recently had some moles removed-nothing serious, just weird ones-and I noticed that I've ruined some tops with Vaseline that leaked through the bandages. So I'm not going to be wearing any new tops until I'm all healed up and not leaking Vaseline on anything.

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  1. Ohh, can't wait to see how your solar dyeing experiment comes out! I am planning on planting some flowers for natural dyeing and in the process of collecting onion peels and avocado seeds.

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    1. Thanks! I need to start keeping onion skins for another batch-we go through so many onions, I shouldn't have too much of a problem :)

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  2. I'm so excited to see your dyes! What are you dyeing with? the only thing with natural dyes is to be careful of fugitives

    and yay for finishing Battleship! can't wait to see a photo of the FO (:

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    1. Ha! I had a little spider pop up while I was filling the jars and had to set him loose :) These jars are both dandelions-I hoping for a subdued variegated yellowish. Fingers crossed!

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  3. That solar dying looks super interesting! And good to hear you finished your tank, can't wait to see your FO pics.

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    1. Thanks! I did some solar dyeing with tea a few years ago and had a lot of fun, so I'm excited to get back into it this year. :)

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  4. Good luck with your dyeing. I can't wait to see how it comes out as natural/solar dyeing is something I've been eyeing to do lately.

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    1. I feel like a lot of people have gotten the solar/natural dyeing bug lately :)

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  5. That solar dying experiment looks WAY cool! I hope it turns out well! I'm glad your tank finished happily :)

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    1. Thanks! Hopefully I'll have results to show soon :)

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  6. Ooh, not heard of solar dyeing before. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out and your finished top. Hooray! :) x

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    1. It's so easy, and it's so addictive! A bit unpredictable, but that's what makes it fun :)

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  7. That looks great! I would love to try natural dying... Hmm, perhaps a summer project to try!

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    1. It's such a fun summer project! I wanted to do some last year, but had a crazy busy summer, and the sun was unpredictable. So far this year is looking good though :)

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  8. can't wait to hear how the solar dyeing goes. Looks like a fun way to dye :)

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    1. Thanks-it's so much fun :) I definitely recommend it if you're looking for a fun summer project.

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