A Bit More

IMG_1030We had so much fun dyeing Easter eggs over the weekend, I decided to hop on the natural dye agent train and go for a real ride.  I had one skein of wool left after I finished  making the woolens in this post, and a few left over beets from dyeing eggs.  I decided I would try to dye the wool yarn.  Here’s what I did…

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Put the following ingredients in a large stainless steel pot:

4 large beets, peeled and chopped

16 cups water

4 cups white vinegar

Bring the ingredients to a boil.  Let it slow boil for about 20 minutes.  Reduce the heat to a simmer and add the yarn.  (I tied off the skein a bit more too.  I didn’t want it to get tangled while it “cooked.”)

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Then remove the pot from the heat, cover and let it rest overnight.  (Yes, just leave those beets in there…It’s fine.)  Rinse the yarn 2-3 times in luke warm water.

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Allow to dry completely on a drying rack.

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