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Category: Tutorials

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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How To Dye Hand Painted Yarn on SANDSTONE

How To Dye Hand Painted Yarn on SANDSTONE

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m always working on a mixed yarn cardigan for myself! These chunky cardigans with pockets are exactly the thing I want to wear every day in our mild, beachside southern California climate. Recently I acquired some beautiful yarn that isn’t the softest. I thought of pairing the […]

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Natural Dyes for Wool: Hemp

Natural Dyes for Wool: Hemp

With the advent of medical marijuana and CBD legalization sweeping the world, I’ve been seeing more opportunities to work with one of the oldest natural dyes: hemp. Hemp has long been used as a fabric and material base, but did you know that it’s also possible to dye soft yellows with the stems, stalks and […]

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Natural Dyes for Wool: Onion Skins

Natural Dyes for Wool: Onion Skins

Sometimes, combining undyed wool yarns with fantastic, natural color is as simple as looking in your kitchen! Many compost-ready food castings actually contain quite a bit of natural color: avocado pits and skins, coffee and black tea, and perhaps one of the most surprising–onion skins! Yellow or red, the glossy skins from an everyday onion […]

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Natural Dyes for Wool: Brazilwood

Natural Dyes for Wool: Brazilwood

Did you know that many of the most used natural dyes come from the wood of trees? Many trees have color in their twigs and branches, and all we need to do as natural dyers to unlock it is grind a few up and add hot water! Depending on where you live, it may be […]

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