Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bleached Cotton Yarn

 So after seeing my friend Lizzy bleach some cotton yarn I decided that I wanted to try too!!

First I started with a half skein of this super bright orange I had, I forgot to take a before shot, but I did have the washcloth I'd made with the original color...Lucky me! So it started out as this garish orange, and when I bleached it it turned into this very pretty orange and cream color. I was SO happy!!!




After balling it up I decided to make coasters for my teapot and cup. :D then with the remaining yarn I worked up into a set for my mom as well. It's a really great colors, I love the variegated look. 

Since I had such good results with the first try I went out and bought some pink and purple cotton. I had some yellow already so decided to throw that in as well. 


The purple dyed really well, and had a slight ombre look to it. The pink however, as soon as it touched the bleach water it started fading and before I could pull it out the bleach had sucked most of the color out. I'm not really pleased with the result of it. 

I haven't made anything with these yet, but I will soon I think. I might experiment with making water toys for summer, but instead of filling them with cotton stuff them with kitchen sponges instead. Who knows...it might work!

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3 comments:

  1. Super cool! I didn't get to do my bleaching earlier this week, so hopefully I'll have time over the weekend!!

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    1. Yay bleaching!!! I'm thinking about trying to do some variegated cotton yarn and see what happens with that :D Good luck with yours. :D

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  2. After your good results with this process I may have to try this myself...yours turned out great, even the lightly colored pink...would make for a great baby project.

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