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Dye a Rainbow on SNOWDRIFT Minis

Dye a Rainbow on SNOWDRIFT Minis

SNOWDRIFT mini skeins are finally here! We took our best-selling SNOWDRIFT superwash merino and nylon blend fingering weight yarn and skeined it up into bite sized mini skeins. These perfectly sized 20 gram skeins of yarn are just begging to become advent calendars, mini fades, cute intarsia or fair isle palettes, and whatever mini goodness […]

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Natural Dyes for Wool: Marigolds

Natural Dyes for Wool: Marigolds

It’s summertime as I write this, and in the full swing of summer it’s easy to find those dependably cheery flowers: marigolds! Marigolds are ideal for the beginning gardener. They’re hardy and survive in many different environments, from Zone 2 to Zone 11, when sown as seed on the ground, and the common orange variety […]

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Natural Dyes for Wool: Madder

Natural Dyes for Wool: Madder

Madder is perhaps one of the few very well-known natural dyes, outside of indigo. This is in part because of its worldwide use for thousands of years as the primary source of reds and oranges. The dye comes from the root of the plant, which takes several years to develop as a dye source, but […]

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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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