Over the course of running this blog, I’ve made no secret of my love for exciting yarns. If it’s got more than one colour in it, I’m all in. I love hand-dyed yarns, gradient yarns, self striping sock yarns and generally anything interesting. I love working with a fun yarn, and using a simple technique to really make the yarn the star.
So when I was sent some gorgeous squishy Rooster undyed Superwash Merino yarn from Laughing Hens, I decided I had to get my hands dirty and try a home dye job to make myself some variegated yarn. Spoiler: it turned out much better than the home dye jobs I used to try on my hair when I was a teenager.
I’ve been wanting to make some crafty videos for a while now, as my lovely husband has discovered his creative side by becoming a video editing ninja – so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to try out my first video! Maybe one day I won’t be awkward when a camera is on me?
Dyeing yarn – my first attempt!
- Undyed Superwash Merino yarn from Laughing Hens
- Distilled vinegar
- Dr Oetker gel food colourings in Sky Blue and Ultra Violet
- A pan
- A colander
Hope you enjoyed! Have you ever tried dyeing yarn at home?
Until next time,
Disclosure: I was sent this yarn for review by Laughing Hens. I purchased all of the other dyeing equipment and did my own research on how to dye natural yarns. All opinions are my own.