Archive for May, 2008

Yarns dyed with Easter Egg dye

May 22, 2008


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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.   

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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.  

Skeins prior to baking

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. 

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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 @).

Bomballa – 100% Bamboo

May 15, 2008

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Bomballa is our 100% Bamboo double knitting yarn that drapes beautifully, and is wonderfully cool, and ideal for summer knitting.  We are currently making a store sample from Kate Gilbert’s Camellia (swatches soon!), and will be interested to see how the excellent drape works with that pattern. Being 100% Bamboo, the yarn needs fiber reactive dyes to take well – we recommend Procion MX.

 

Addi Premium Needles now in stock

May 14, 2008

Addi Knitting Needles

We are very excited to announce that we will now be able to sell Addi Premium knitting needles.  These are fantastic quality, and make knitting a pleasure, especially if you use the Magic Loop technique. Shipping on the Addi premiums is free with any yarn purchase!

Merino worsted weight

May 9, 2008

Merimbula is our classic worsted weight superwash 100% merino yarn. The page fully describing it is here. For retail sales, please visit our Ebay store, but wholesale queries are very welcome. 

The hat below is knitted up in the Amanda hat pattern, available for free from here.
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Beautiful yarns from knotanotherknitter

May 4, 2008

At Yarn Workshop, we are always delighted to show the hand dyed yarns created with our base yarns. Knotanotherknitter is a client of ours who purchased Grafton, our yak/wool blend. The colourway above is Velvet, while the colourway below is Forest.

 

While Knotanotherknitter is based in the UK, she ships worldwide.  The yarns are really gorgeous!