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Archive of the Month: May 2021

Dyer’s Reference Library: RED

Dyer’s Reference Library: RED

We tend to think of Red as a primary color, grouped with Blue and Yellow. But in the dyeing world, the primary pigment closest to the primary color red is actually magenta! Red dye is always made up of several colors, so it cannot be considered a primary pigment by definition. Technical matters aside, red […]

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How To Dye Speckles on STRATUS 

How To Dye Speckles on STRATUS 

  As soon as KNOMAD launched, STRATUS quickly became one of my favorite yarns in the line. This unconventional blend of non superwash merino wool and nylon has a soft, dry hand, perfect for all kinds of garments and weather. This Spring, I want to knit a tank top to wear with jeans and skirts. […]

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Dyer’s Reference Library: PINK

Dyer’s Reference Library: PINK

I have a well-documented love affair with the color pink. My childhood bedroom was painted a light bubble gum pink, at my request. I started dyeing my hair pink in 2016, even getting married with pink hair in 2019. I recently visited the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California for my birthday. We stayed […]

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Natural Dyes for Wool: Logwood

Natural Dyes for Wool: Logwood

Logwood is a family of trees also known as “bloodwood” in some parts of the world. Found in Mexico, Belize, Central America and Australia, logwood can be found in extract, powdered, sawdust and wood chip form from many natural dye sources.    I had avoided logwood for some time because I am just not a […]

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Natural Dyes for Wool: Osage

Natural Dyes for Wool: Osage

  Where I live in the Southeastern United States, there are a lot of old, big trees. Every spring, the world transitions into a fuzzy, watercolor-like state as the trees are bristling with tiny leaves and buds. In a few more weeks, many of our flowering trees burst into full bloom or display bright, acid-green […]

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