Saturday, August 18, 2012
Don't Clean Your Cupboards.....
I found a couple of bottles of tan Rit Dye in the cupboard last week when I was cleaning...They have been there for maybe 5 to 10 years.
I just ran out of my dyed thread, so I decided, since I had it, I should use it..
If you have never dyed thread or yarn, it is a long drawn out process. First I had to unwind the ball of thread. Thankfully, I had a couple of these yarn winders. Or in this case, unwinders. If you decide that you need one, I recommend this type that clamps to a table. My other one is on a weighted base...It still moves around.
In case you didn't notice, Tessie is in her usual place on one of the arms. Every time I get one of the yarn winders out, she thinks "amusement park".
Also, every time I tell her not to do it and she does it anyway....Then comes the dizziness and headaches.
Here you see the thread prepped for dying. I tied it in four places, while it was still on the winder. That way when I put it in the dye, it doesn't get all tangled up and unusable.
About half way through, I remembered what I did last time to avoid the yellow-y, color.
Left over morning coffee does the trick.