Thursday, March 31, 2005

More Dyeing

A week or so ago, I was browsing around Ebay and found an auction for some natural colored wool yarn that looked like it would be great for dyeing. I call it "Mystery Yarn" because I've never heard of the name and the seller didn't know how much yardage was on each ball. Since it was pretty cheap (opening bid was less then $10), I went ahead and bid on it. I ended up winning the auction and the yarn arrived a few days ago.

Here's a before picture of the yarn: It's 78% wool, 17% acrylic and the rest is nylon. It's pretty chuncky - the label says 2sts/in on US11. It's hard to see in the photo but there's a binder thread running thru the yarn. I wasn't sure if the binder was nylon or acrylic...the only way to find out would be to dye it.