Thursday, September 24, 2009

Would you like some wine with that yarn?


So I had kind of this wild idea to try dyeing some yarn with some burgundy wine. The light colored skein was dyed at 100% (one quart wine to 100 grams yarn seems like one to one for my purposes) and the dark colored skein was dyed at 300% (aka: 3 qt/100 gr.) I think my experiment was successful.

10 comments:

gaylen said...

I think it's fabulous. In your coffee vein - I have successfully dyed lace with colored teas. Since you're branching out. g

momlee said...

It's beautiful!!!!

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Oh, I just love it! And no need for adding vinegar to set the color I assume? May need to do this myself today.

Channon said...

Again, THAT is yarn dyeing I could get excited about...

Jayhawk said...

I'd say it was stunningly successful.

I remember going shopping with your Mom for some Burgundy to cook with at the liquor store in Utah. She found a bottle that was, I think, a half gallon for something like $4.12 and said she really didn't want that big a bottle. Um, for that price you can pour half of it out. Burgundy is so low priced that they don't put it in bottles smaller than half-gallon.

I mock her, but I do exactly the same thing. "Don't they have a smaller bottle?" That honking big bottle is a pain in the butt. Unless you're dying yarn with it, in which case it probably comes in handy.

Not sure about keeping it in a paper bag and drinking it behind the 7-11. Size might count for that.

kadezmom said...

That turned out great. I'm going to have to make some burgandy beef and dye some yarn. What a great idea, Barb!!!

Anita said...

Great idea! The yarn turned out gorgeous!!

Bubblesknits said...

I'd be afraid that there wouldn't be enough left over to dye the yarn with. LOL

Jane said...

I was just reading some of your old posts and saw the one about dying yarn with wine. I have been wanting to try that and now that I see how it came out I think I will.
I can see a merlot yarn in my future!

Tiddy and Charlie. said...

That yarn looks wonderful! I'm definitely going to give that a go :o) c x