Wool dyeing and winding
Rain, lots and lots of rain!
We were asked last week how the spaghetti tangled mess dipped in the dye got sorted out....
Here is an explanation.
The hanks of undyed yarn are tied in 4 places so that they are held in place.
After washing or soaking for a while, I gently dip them in the dye pot and leave for about 40 mins, stirring occasionally.
Then they are rinsed until the dye stops running out and hung up to dry this is when they look a little sorry for themselves.
I put the dried hanks onto my Swift to wind into hanks or balls, the swift is a spinning holder for hanks and usually the yarn comes off quite easily.
They are put onto the Niddy noddy to make hanks or a ball winder for balls.
I hope this helps to show that no hanks of yarn are harmed during this process....... :-)
Now a question do you prefer hanks or balls? There seems to be many different names for yarn as well, skein, hank, cake or ball. It can all get a bit confusing.
I have finished this pair of socks. Very happy with how they have turned out…I am now crocheting a new blanket.
Louise has finished the sleeves on the Wishes Cardigan a pattern by Joji Locatelli. Just the rest of the body to knit now.