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...

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...