There were 6 students in the workshop and it was fascinating to see the different ranges of colours that we liked. I kept to greens, blues and purples, but others used very bright colours, yellows and reds.
|Our finished results|
I dyed one of the lace-weight skeins in a mixture of greens. I laid out the wet skein on a J-cloth, with a plastic sheet underneath, and squirted the dye directly onto the yarn using a syringe - a satisfyingly reckless process. Then you pat each section of yarn gently so that the adjacent colours mingle and there are no undyed sections.
I dyed the remaining two lace-weight skeins in purples, blues and greens. I used the same beakers of dye twice, because when the first skein had been dyed, there was still quite a lot of the dye left. I like the more pastel effect a lot - I think another time I would use a weaker dye solution in the first place.
It was a really good day - I had fun and learnt a lot. I'll buy some dye from Debbie and try it at home some time (only when I have reduced my stack of half-finished knitting, though).