Dying. A true scientific experiment.

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Dyeing Yarn

During my second year of university I hand dyed a range of yarns (including rope, loosely spun wool and cotton) to a colour palette inspired by the countryside.

I wanted the yarn to look as naturalistic as possible so soaked the yarn in a mixture of water and bicarbonate and diluted the dye solution to make a colour which wasn’t that vivid.

I think the process of hand dyeing photographs really well. I love the colours and the candid feel.

I also wanted the yarn to have flecks of different colours and beautiful irregularities. In order to achieve this I applied resists such as rubber bands and bulldog clips.

Dying. A true scientific experiment.

hermionejanem:

Dyeing Yarn

During my second year of university I hand dyed a range of yarns (including rope, loosely spun wool and cotton) to a colour palette inspired by the countryside.

I wanted the yarn to look as naturalistic as possible so soaked the yarn in a mixture of water and bicarbonate and diluted the dye solution to make a colour which wasn’t that vivid.

I think the process of hand dyeing photographs really well. I love the colours and the candid feel.

I also wanted the yarn to have flecks of different colours and beautiful irregularities. In order to achieve this I applied resists such as rubber bands and bulldog clips.

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