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...

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...

Dye Color Theory Part 2

In the last post in this Dye Color Theory series, we talked about basic color theory and ended on a discussion about diluting (tinting) or darkening (shading) colors. While adding black is the easiest way to create a darker version of a dye, it can be a bit tricky with acid dyes, as most acid dye blacks lean cool and add blue to colors that you might want to create a semi-neutral for. To get...

Dye Color Theory Part 2

In the last post in this Dye Color Theory series, we talked about basic color theory and ended on a discussion about diluting (tinting) or darkening (shading) colors. While adding black is the easiest way to create a darker version of a dye, it can be a bit tricky with acid dyes, as most acid dye blacks lean cool and add blue to colors that you might want to create a semi-neutral for. To get...

Dyer Color Theory Part 1

As a dyer, it’s so important to know your color theory! Of course you’re familiar with the color wheel, and you know what colors work well next to each other and harmonize based on their positioning, but being a dyer is a lot more than having ‘basic’ color theory knowledge. It’s all about color layering, too. Today on the blog, we’re going to run through basic color theory, and in part 2, we’ll...

Dyer Color Theory Part 1

As a dyer, it’s so important to know your color theory! Of course you’re familiar with the color wheel, and you know what colors work well next to each other and harmonize based on their positioning, but being a dyer is a lot more than having ‘basic’ color theory knowledge. It’s all about color layering, too. Today on the blog, we’re going to run through basic color theory, and in part 2, we’ll...

Understanding Instagram’s Algorithm

Instagram’s latest algorithm update + how to enjoy to the fullest.

A few times each year, Instagram updates their algorithm, AKA the wizardry that organizes your feed, helps you find new content, and determines how many (or how few) users see your content. The algorithm is usually a source of stress for business owners, whose primary complaint is that “if you aren’t paying for ads, your posts...

Understanding Instagram’s Algorithm

Instagram’s latest algorithm update + how to enjoy to the fullest.

A few times each year, Instagram updates their algorithm, AKA the wizardry that organizes your feed, helps you find new content, and determines how many (or how few) users see your content. The algorithm is usually a source of stress for business owners, whose primary complaint is that “if you aren’t paying for ads, your posts...

When (and why!) it’s a good idea to hire a business coach for your indie dyeing business

Stuck in a rut or in an uncomfortable growth phase? Overwhelm at the sight of your to do list, no joy anymore at the dye pots and terror when thinking about posting on Instagram? Hanna Lisa Haferkamp shares when and why it might be a good idea to find yourself a business coach.

You’re stuck, and you don’t know what to do.

I firmly believe that a business doesn’t have an “end point”. Every...