14 Jun 2010

Dyeing for a long weekend

This weekend we are celebrating the Queen's Birthday with a long weekend. Previously in Canberra, this has been an opportunity for backyard fireworks. However, our government has now banned them.

We're still enjoying the time off work and school, though. Yesterday, I got to work dyeing some wool for a Ravelry swap I'm participating in. I'm using food colouring as the dye, and yesterday dyed three separate times. It's much improved now, but I'm still going to give it one more dye today, as I'm actually aiming for an earthy red, not this orange that has emerged. I'm pleased with the rustiness of the colour though, since my first few attempts were very bright and clear.

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