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Amy Reader

Amy Reader

Amy Reader is a fiber artist based in Portland, OR. She learned to sew when she was six years old and quickly fell in love with textiles of all kinds. With the help of her grandmother, Amy learned to knit and crochet shortly thereafter. Amy started dyeing with kitchen safe dyes and was immediately hooked. She loves working with bold and playful colors and primarily dyes yarn for her line of hand-embroidered jewelry.

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Ocean Blue with RIT Dye

Ocean Blue with RIT Dye

RIT Dye is an easily accessible dye that is a lot of fun to work with. You can find RIT at your local craft store and it comes in a variety of colors and premixed into liquids! Today on the blog we are going to be transforming two skeins of DUO 80% Superwash Merino Wool […]

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Hand Painted Yarn with Food Coloring on Duo

Hand Painted Yarn with Food Coloring on Duo

Hand painting yarn is a great way to get really precise color application. Food coloring is a great option to try out hand painting because it is kitchen safe, affordable, and comes in lots of bright colors! Today we are going to be hand painting two skeins of DUO yarn with Wilton gel food coloring. […]

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Ocean Blue Ombre with Food Coloring

Ocean Blue Ombre with Food Coloring

The new SNOWDRIFT MINIS are the perfect size to dye up an ombre colorway. In this post we will be adding one mini skein at a time to a dye bath. This process will mean that the dye bath will exhaust as skeins are added, making each skein lighter than the previous skein. This method […]

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Bright Coral with Food Coloring

Bright Coral with Food Coloring

Food coloring is a fun, versatile, and kitchen-safe option for yarn dyeing. My first skeins were dyed with food coloring and I was hooked instantly! I loved that I could try out yarn dyeing without having to commit to having completely separate tools for my entire dye setup. Today, I am going to show you […]

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Dyeing Yarn in a Slow Cooker

Dyeing Yarn in a Slow Cooker

There are so many different ways to dye up a skein of yarn. One of my personal favorites is a slow cooker. The heat source is included and the bowl is nice and deep, giving your yarn plenty of room for even dye saturation. Slow cookers are also easy to pick up at a thrift […]

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