Dyeing Supplies

There are a lot of different tools you can use to dye yarn, and everyone has their own personal set of these tools that are molded to their specific preference, workflow, dyeing style, dye space, etc. I know I mentioned grabbing a stock pot in the first article I wrote here, and that’s exactly where I began back in 2012. Now, after years of trying different things and having to adapt to various...

Dyeing Supplies

There are a lot of different tools you can use to dye yarn, and everyone has their own personal set of these tools that are molded to their specific preference, workflow, dyeing style, dye space, etc. I know I mentioned grabbing a stock pot in the first article I wrote here, and that’s exactly where I began back in 2012. Now, after years of trying different things and having to adapt to various...

Dyeing Techniques Overview

Continuing with the previous article’s format of “defining” certain terms, I wanted to give a bit of info on various dyeing techniques and the finished products can be created with them. I know that there are techniques out there that I’m not going to cover, but my goal here is to cover the most commonly used ones. That way as you venture into this colorful world, you can better interpret the...

Common Terminology in Dyeing

In my last post, I tried not to throw around too much lingo… I think I succeeded, but now I’d like to talk about said lingo so that in my future writings, I can be all technical and stuff. It’s a lot more fun, and it makes me sound like I know what I’m doing. And then if I share it with you, then when you talk about it, you’ll sound like you know what you’re doing too, right? See, I’ve got your...

Common Terminology in Dyeing

In my last post, I tried not to throw around too much lingo… I think I succeeded, but now I’d like to talk about said lingo so that in my future writings, I can be all technical and stuff. It’s a lot more fun, and it makes me sound like I know what I’m doing. And then if I share it with you, then when you talk about it, you’ll sound like you know what you’re doing too, right? See, I’ve got your...

How to Start Dyeing Yarn

I’m going to make a small assumption as the start of my writings here, and that is: if you’re thinking about dyeing your own yarn, it’s probably because you’ve been working with yarn and would like to dip your toes into having more creative power over the yarn and colors you work with. 

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You might simply want a fun craft project, like a hands-on experience that gives you a look into the world of...

Top Books for Natural Dyers

Thinking about pursuing natural dyeing your yarns? These are some of our top picks for great books on the subject. 

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The Modern Natural Dyer, by Kristine Vejar

This beautifully photographed guide outlines basic dyeing processes, recording and refining your dye experiments, and covers working with both full materials and powdered dyestuffs. 

Harvesting Color, by Rebecca Burgess

A regional and seasonal...

Top Books for Natural Dyers

Thinking about pursuing natural dyeing your yarns? These are some of our top picks for great books on the subject. 

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The Modern Natural Dyer, by Kristine Vejar

This beautifully photographed guide outlines basic dyeing processes, recording and refining your dye experiments, and covers working with both full materials and powdered dyestuffs. 

Harvesting Color, by Rebecca Burgess

A regional and seasonal...

Top Books for Acid Dyeing

Getting started dyeing your yarns using acid dyes? These are some of our top picks for great books on the subject. 

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Teach Yourself Visually Hand Dyeing, by Barbara Perry

A beginner’s approach to hand dyeing with step by step visual instructions.

Yarns to Dye For, by Kathleen Taylor

A guide to dyeing patterned and self striping yarns.

The Yarn Lover’s Guide to Hand Dyeing, by Linda La Belle

An...

Top Books for Acid Dyeing

Getting started dyeing your yarns using acid dyes? These are some of our top picks for great books on the subject. 

image

Teach Yourself Visually Hand Dyeing, by Barbara Perry

A beginner’s approach to hand dyeing with step by step visual instructions.

Yarns to Dye For, by Kathleen Taylor

A guide to dyeing patterned and self striping yarns.

The Yarn Lover’s Guide to Hand Dyeing, by Linda La Belle

An...