Instructions1. Decide how often you want your yarn pattern to repeat. Measure this distance and create a skein - I used my warping board, but furniture or bodies are valid skeining devices.
2. Tie the skein loosely every 50cm or so to prevent tangling.
3. Remove the skein from warping board or whathaveyou.
4. Rinse the yarn in warm water and white vinegar (anything from 1/4 to 1/2 vinegar, as ...
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Type of item: Functional
Style: Eco-Friendly, Cute, Funky
100% wool* (any will work, this is to match a half-finished project using a chunky yarn); food dye; vinegar; microwave-safe dish with lid (glass is easier to clean); microwave *NOTE: food dye only works on animal fibres - sheep, alpaca, rabbit, but not plant fibres like cotton, soy, bamboo or manmade fibres like acrylic. If you use a mixed-fibre yarn, it may dye unevenly. Worse, acrylic may melt in your microwave and give off toxic fumes - just don't do it!!
What was your inspiration?
I need more yarn for a project I started a few years ago, and thought it might be helpful for others, especially those who have heard the Kool-aid technique but live where you can't buy Kool-aid!
What are you most proud of?
Managing to rewind the ball without any knots or tangles, even though my baby was "helping" with the wool.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Interestingly, there seems to be a use-by date on household latex gloves! I realised *after* I had dye everywhere that the gloves were developing holes. Ooops.