You may remember my previous post on dying silk where I shared my first time experience working with this luxurious material. I have been working with a few dozens more skeins since then ranging from lace to aran size and from slippery reeled to soft and fluffy duke type of silk. Alhamdulillah I also have started selling my own hand dyed and hand painted silk to new customers.
Based on my experience in winding and crocheting with this type of yarns and also after seeing difficulties my customers is having with some of the types, I would like to share this tips with you to avoid tangling and spending numerous hours in untangling your yarns. Prevention is key to this success.
1. I let my silk dry flat like this under the shade.
2. Keep it neatly folded till next use.
3. I rewind the yarn once I am ready to work on it.
This one is a special order and my customer wanted it in a cake shape so I rewound it for her. I put the cake in a tight plastic bag. I tied the end of the yarn which I pulled out from center to a tag with a note to customer not to remove it from the bag.
This is the key: Tight container, help customer find the end and leave her a note. Tight container will keep the slippery yarn in place.
4, Yarns neatly packed and ready to ship.
Do you see the amazing transformation of the colors from these two pictures? This is how the yarn approximately look like when crocheted.
Hope this tips works for you too…
Below are extra pictures of some of my works.
This picture and above are silk in DK size, painted using Jacquard iDye in the shade inspired by nature, the pink and red fragrance rose flower…
Till next post and happy dyeing and crocheting.