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Category: Basic dye terms

Getting Started with Acid Dyes

Getting Started with Acid Dyes

Acid dyes are versatile, vibrant, and straightforward. The category “acid dye” is broad and simply refers to dye that sets in an acidic environment. In yarn dyeing, that means adding citric acid or white vinegar to a dye bath. Acid dyes only work on protein fibers, which are wool fibers derived from animal sources. You […]

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Basic Dye Terms

Basic Dye Terms

Whether you are a veteran dyer or just getting started, there are a wide variety of terms that are helpful to learn. Today on the blog we are going to cover a variety of dyeing terms that will be useful to you wherever you are in your dyeing journey. Let’s get to it! Acidic A […]

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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 […]

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