I love this bright, cheerful yarn! It came out with subtle variations in tone~ sunshine yellows and hints of gold. Love!
This one is a kettle dyed. (See How to Dye Wool for further explanation on typical dye process.)
I used about 204 yards of Lion Fisherman's Wool, presoaked and tied.
80 drops yellow food coloring
1/2 teaspoon Orange Kool-Aid mix
A tiny splash of vinegar and enough hot water to make about 1 cup of liquid.
I added the dye right into my large saucepan.
Next I put the yarn quickly into the dye pot and poked it down with a chopstick.
I turned the heat onto medium heat. I kept a close watch, and when tiny bubbles started to form I turned the heat off and covered the pan.
I left the yarn covered until it was completely cooled. After a good rinse and dry, I could see the true bright colors and promptly fell in love.
Be brave, be creative~