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Category: How to prepare your yarn

Which Knitting Stitches are Best for Prism?

Which Knitting Stitches are Best for Prism?

It’s always amazing to me when I meet a knitter who doesn’t like to swatch–swatching is sometimes my favorite part of the entire knitting process! Setting aside time to swatch gives you a moment to get to know your new yarn intimately. For dyers, swatching is one of the many ways to determine how a […]

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Natural Dyes for Wool: Indigo

Natural Dyes for Wool: Indigo

Indigo is often one of the first natural dyes we have a chance to try. Set up at a fiber festival, a workshop or local art studio, a dye artist prepares the vat and materials ahead of time: all you need to do is dip! Before trying this experiment, this was the only way I […]

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Watercolor Confetti Dyed Yarn on EGRET

Watercolor Confetti Dyed Yarn on EGRET

As we head toward the summer, I was wanting to dye up something in a fun mix of colors. I’ve been thinking about crocheting again and had the idea to dye up some yarn with a mix of colors, some softer and some with brighter pops of color throughout. That is how the watercolor confetti […]

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How to Steam Set Yarn

How to Steam Set Yarn

Steam setting your hand dyed yarn is a great, easy way to finish your freshly dyed fiber. Heat setting dyed yarn ensures the dye pigment fully bonds to the wool fibers. Any of the Knomad yarns will steam set beautifully, but today we are using MARSHMALLOW DK which is wonderfully soft and squishy.   SUPPLIES: […]

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Sunrise Speckled Egret

Sunrise Speckled Egret

Speckles add such a fun dimension to any hand-dyed yarn. The pops of color peek through like little confetti adding cheer to anything you create. Today on the blog we are going to be dyeing up two skeins of EGRET with warm, sunrise-inspired speckles in a slow cooker. Two skeins is a great quantity of […]

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