Thursday, 3 September 2009

Dyeing Rayon

This is undyed rayon thread. Looks like butter wouldn't melt in its mouth, sitting there so innocently. That is until I cut that knot then it springs off that cone faster than I can wind it.

Anybody who has been following me on Twitter over the last couple of days is well versed on my frustration with it. Anyway today I was able to start with the fun part...dyeing.

Here I am mixing the dye powder with the manutex. The ice-cream shop a couple of doors down gave me heaps (and I mean heaps) of these ice-cream cups. No more washing up of messy mixing containers.

These have been painted and need to dry before being heat set, washed and rewound. I love seeing how they look finished. Always different.
Want to see more Hand Dyed Threads?


Kylie said...

Wow.. that looks amazing. K

Peta said...

Don't you just hate undisciplined threads?