In my effort to actually get my life together and post more about worthy things, here is your weekly update on crafty goings on in the world of GamerCrafting!
Okay, so no one really cares that much, but here goes.
In exciting DIY news, I wrote a short tutorial and shot a time lapse video on how to dye yarn with food colouring. Laughing Hens released a brand new range of undyed yarns that you can buy by the skein (instead of most suppliers which have a high minimum order for quality undyed yarns)! If you’ve ever wanted to give it a shot, now’s your chance. Check out the tutorial and tell me what you think!
Have you ever wanted to hand dye your own yarn? Now you can! We have bran new undyed yarns on site, and to celebrate we created a tutorial on how you can dye your own yarn with food colouring. As a bonus, we also made a short video tutorial on our brand new YouTube channel! Check out the blog post here: http://bit.ly/2fiedbP
The recently announced Harry Potter themed yarns have been slightly delayed: a new fixing acid agent that I was trying out turned out to be very ineffective and the colours were really unimpressive. It was a frustrating experience to have a whole day of work literally rinse down the drain, but I promise they are on the way! I plan to get up early all this week just to get them up for you guys. 🙂 These yarns are 100g hanks of super chunky, 100% merino chainette yarn. It will also feature a brand new, one skein cowl pattern!
I was hoping to dye these beauties last weekend: 100g each, super chunky, 100% merino 🐑🐑 with a chainette construction. My new dyes didn’t arrive yet, so I spent my weekend making music instead. (For those that don’t know: I exist in three parts: crafter, gamer, and musician!) I recorded a short parody of an old Merle Haggard song, with some new lyrics about my “election fatigue” in the US (where I’m from). I post more about my music stuff over on @themusicshark, it’s been slow going for awhile but I hope to do more in the near future. If you want to take a listen, there’s a link in my latest blog post which went up last night. Anyway! Huge digression there – TL/DR, I’ll be dyeing these as soon as my dyes show up.
(Psssst! I’ll be announcing custom dye packages soon, perfect gifts for crafty types! Spaces are very limited, so shoot me a message on Facebook if you want to reserve a space!)
Hope you all have a fab week, stay tuned for the new undyed yarns, hopefully up in the shop within a week!