It has already been some time that I wanted to try out dyeing yarn with food colorant.   How awesome is it to create your own colors of yarn !?

A while ago I got some beautiful skeins of white Romney yarn.  Perfect for a dyeing experiment !  I only took one skein, since it’s kind of the first time for me to dye with food colorant.

I used wiltons food colorant, but you can actually use any food colorant.

The method I used was inspired by the blogpost “Smart dyeing” from Chalklegs.com
So if you’d like to know how I did it, pleas visit her blog.

I must ad a little side note though.  I didn’t have a powder to dye with, but used liquid dye in stead.  I used small bottle to gently drip spots all over the yarn.  Works perfect.

My skein turned out gorgeous!  I’m very happy with the lovely speckled effect.    Anyway, this won’t be my last dyeing experiment.  I love it and it gives a lot of pleasure to be able to create something special like that.

See you next time!

crafty greetings,
Wendy