Colour by Crafty Andy

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Handdyejune2013 (3)
Whenever I can't find the colors I want I dare to overdye. The yarn below is the same yarn as the yellow socks.
Handdyejune2013 (3)
Here is the colorway of the day. I used the color until there was no color left. I created red-orange through browns. These colors are more environmentally greener and use citric acid to help the yarn grab the color.Thanks for stopping by!
HandyedJune2013 (3)


AKQGuy's picture

Beautiful results!

CLABBERS's picture

You always have the most stunning rich in character!

Crafty Andy's picture

Thanks to all, I think the only thing that I did different this time is I used citric acid, and that seems to bring out the brightness of the colors a lot more .

CLABBERS's picture

I would enjoy making a sweater out of the tweed yarn on the right. It looks very supple and very handsome!

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture


Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

SAPBrown's picture

I like the earth tones, getting closer to my palate.

Kerry's picture

Great looking colours Andy. What dye do you use and does the citric acid go in with the dye?

Crafty Andy's picture

I used something called greener shades and I got it from Knit Picks. I overdyed some of the yarns. The citric acid is part of the kit. You add about a tablespoon of citric acid to the dye pot.