At Easter, I thought that dyeing yarn with Easter Egg dyes would be fun to do with my daughters. We mixed up the dye (including vinegar) in accordance with the instructions on the packet, and dip dyed the skeins.
I had wound one skein of Footscray into two 50 gram skeins, on a skein winder with a circumference of approximately 68″. The skeins were soaked in warm water with a little dish washing liquid prior to dyeing. We left them to absorb the dye for about half an hour, and then I placed them on a clean oven tray, and put them uncovered in a 100 degree celsius oven (200 degrees fahrenheit) for about a hour.
I then placed the skeins into a lingerie bag, and put them on the machine wash wool cycle with some fabric softener. The colours are surprisingly intense, and the striping is much liked by my small children.
If you would like single skeins of Footscray, please visit the Ebay Store. Of course, wholesale orders are also very welcome, and wholesale enquiries should be directed to ingrid at yarnworkshop.com (replace ” at ” with @).