Beet dyed yarn

Beet dyed on skeiner

Beet dyed on skeiner

Beet dyed close-up

Beet dyed close-up

Beet dyed

Beet dyed

These are photos are all of a sample of yarn I originally dyed with some beets and really didn’t like the color. It turned a weird almost grey/brown color. I think it was the pot I originally extracted the color in. At any rate I spun it up in the ugly color. Then I was processing beets and decided to try again. This time I took all the beet trimmings that were dripping color anyway, put them in a glass jar and just poured vinegar over them. I let that sit for awhile and then I strained it and put the yarn in the strained liquid. I heated the yarn (in a canning jar) several times at 30 sec. increments in the microwave until it was good and hot. I let it sit there until I liked the color when I pulled it out. Then I heat set the color in my oven at 180 degrees for one hour. I like the results and I’m about to do another round with a different wool. Hopefully that turns out as well.

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About littlehawkyarns

I'm a gardener that is trying to provide good food for my family to enjoy. I have two children, two dogs, a husband, four chickens, and four cats. In addition gardening I enjoy handwork such as knitting, crochet, and sewing. I'm in the process of trying to learn tatting and embroidery as well. I am soon adding more critters to the collection since we just got property and I spin yarn.
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2 Responses to Beet dyed yarn

  1. thecrazysheeplady says:

    Good save! 😀

  2. Brenda Wheeler says:

    Love the color, Great Job!

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