Yarn Pickles were created in an effort to ensure no dye is left behind in the dyeing process.
When I am dyeing yarn, small amounts of dye powder sticks to my tools. Rather than wash this down the drain, I rinse my tools with a small amount of water to make a teeny, tiny bit of dye stock which I collect and save in mason jars and old pickle jars. These tiny bits of dye stock are combined and layered onto the yarn. Once the dyes have set, I like to play with other application techniques to create beautiful, one of a kind, variegated skeins.