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How to Rinse Dyed Yarn

How to Rinse Dyed Yarn

So you’ve dyed your favorite skein of bare yarn! Now what? There are a few things to do at this phase that will be the best for your yarn. Today we will walk you through the basic steps needed to rinse your hand dyed yarn and care for it properly. This process picks up after you have heat set your yarn. If you hand painted your yarn, skip ahead to “let it cool.” Wait until your dye bath is exhausted You will know that your ...
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How Bare Yarn is Made: Spinning

Spinning is probably the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of making yarn. In fact, the first examples of thread or yarn look quite similar to any of the yarns you might see today. These yarns were made using simple hand-powered spindles. As you can see from our video series, making yarn is a much more sophisticated process today, but the fundamentals of making yarn remain the same. Spinning is the most integral part of this process.  In the spinning process, the ...
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The Basic Science of Yarn Dyeing

The Basic Science of Yarn Dyeing

We have all seen the beautiful colors that can be created by dyeing up a skein of yarn. But have you ever wondered why that happened? Today on the blog we are going to dive into the science behind dyeing yarn! We will cover acid dyes and natural dyes.  But first, a brief explanation of the structure of wool and other protein fibers. A protein fiber refers to a fiber created by an animal, including wool, cashmere, silk, mohair, and more. These fibers are primarily ...
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