Dying Cords and Yarn

So I’ve been doing macrame now for a few months and I am completely enjoying it. I have made some wall hangings, plant hangers, coasters, key chains and macrame rainbows. Honestly there are so many things you can do with macrame. I am looking forward to seeing where it will take me. Here are some of my examples.

Recently I’ve been seeing some pins on Pinterest that had some amazing macrame wall hangings and some of them were dipped dyed. Oh my gosh such beautiful colors. It brings the macrame decor to another level. I truly love the ambre look that you can do with dip dying. So cool.

I wanted to try it out for myself to see how they were turn out on some of my projects. I ordered a couple of Rit dyes in the color gray and teal. Honestly I was a little bit nervous at first. So worried that it would turn out wrong and totally ruin my macrame projects. I was so concerned that I would mess it up.

Since I bought the dyes online, they came in powder form in a small box. With that, I didn’t really had a lot with each color to try dip dying on various projects. So with one package, I was only able to dye 3 or 4 items. I decided to try the gray color. I grabbed a small bundle of t-shirt yarn that I made (will share how I did this in my next post), cut out several yards of white 100% cotton 3mm single ply macrame cord that I had, a wall hanging that I had already made and a regular t-shirt.

I got the dye ready in a shallow plastic container.
Next, I grabbed my macrame wall hanging. I only dipped the lower section you see here in this photo.
Last I got a white t-shirt that was too small on my son. I did the typical tie-dye shirt. I was fun to create and it used up the rest of the dye.

I then let them dry for a good 24 hours to ensure they were completely dried.

So below is how they all turned out.

I think they turned out great. I was quite impressed on how easy it was and how well these items absorbed the color. Now they have a beautiful gray tone to them. I am quite happy with them and plan to dye more macrame projects using various colors to add a pop of color and elevate their look.

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