I've been busy as of late with my personal life and real job. I apologize for not posting anything...
I wanted to share my success with dying my cotton yarn!
I am pretty sure I'll be doing more of this!
First, I washed it. Making sure I had a clean "palette" to work with.
Then I made certain to rinse it very well, leaving behind no soap residue. I used the blue Dawn dish detergent. I figured it works on oil covered ducks surely it won't harm my yarn. :)
Next, I filled a stainless pot with hot water and added the dye packet.
I wanted a variegated result so I only put a portion of the yarn into the pot.
Using a wooden spoon I slightly stirred the dye and yarn, making sure the yarn was completely saturated. I then left it to soak for about 30 mins.
After rinsing in cold water for about 15 mins to make certain I got out any left over due I hung it over a clothes hanger and let it dry for about two days.
I was extremely pleased with the results!