|painted warps for scarves|
We have an array of the basic colours and with syringes, squirt out a bit of this colour and a bit of that, getting some interesting and one of a kind results. Invariably, the finished projects are absolutely breathtaking or at least beautiful.
The skein was just wound normally on my 61in niddy noddy. I started painting it with the blue, which was a strong concentration of the turquoise blue colour. For the green, I used a bit of the leftover blue, with a small percentage of yellow and watered it all down a fair bit. The pink was a dilute mixture of straight fuchsia. I'm not sure what I'll make with this skein, but I think the colours are really pretty.
Nylon takes acid dyes readily. The nylon Icicle fibre is strong, sparkles and not a really soft fibre. It tends to be used in small quantities to add sparkle to more modern or arty type yarns. It is too rough for my liking to add to strengthen sock yarns. I use fake Cashmere nylon for that purpose as it is soft as well as strong. But the Icicle dyes beautifully. I did a lighter concentration of the same blue left from the yarn skein. The pink was some very diluted leftover fuchsia. I added the last few drops of blue to the mix afterwards to get the purply pink. I mixed a bit of yellow into the now empty blue container, for the pale green. The orange was made from adding yellow to an empty red container that I found in the discard area. Everything went into my dye steamer when I got home. In all, I think I captured spring colours rather nicely. None of the colours are easily reproduced as no measurements were taken, but even if I never find a use for it, it was a fun experiment and a great morning out!