Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Dying Singles-Again

I had the second spindle's worth of singles ready to dye so I repeated the same process as last time without making a mess on the underside like last time. The trick was to hold it up vertically as I painted so the dye dripped back down into itself rather than pool on the bottom of the tube.

After steaming, I let the whole thing dry in the sun for a few hours and then carefully unwound it on a plastic niddy noddy to finish drying. Unwinding was very slow going. I had to be very careful with the wet singles.

As you unwind you can see the colors change. Everything gets softer and white bits begin to appear. I can't wait for it to dry so I can see what it looks like after plying.

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