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Everything you need to get started dyeing with food coloring

Everything you need to get started dyeing with food coloring

June 4th, 2021

Food coloring is a great introduction to dyeing your own yarn. Food coloring is nontoxic and kitchen safe, easy to acquire, and dyes up the most beautiful color! I started out dyeing with food coloring because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to fully commit a set of kitchen utensils to dyeing, so I wanted to test out how it all worked in a safe and easy way first. Needless to say, I was immediately hooked on dyeing overall and food coloring...

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Dyer’s Reference Library: RED

Dyer’s Reference Library: RED

May 31st, 2021

We tend to think of Red as a primary color, grouped with Blue and Yellow. But in the dyeing world, the primary pigment closest to the primary color red is actually magenta! Red dye is always made up of several colors, so it cannot be considered a primary pigment by definition. Technical matters aside, red is a hugely important color! The color of lipstick, poppies, tomatoes and chili peppers, I cannot imagine...

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Dyer’s Reference Library: PINK

Dyer’s Reference Library: PINK

May 19th, 2021

how to dyed yarn I have a well-documented love affair with the color pink. My childhood bedroom was painted a light bubble gum pink, at my request. I started dyeing my hair pink in 2016, even getting married with pink hair in 2019. I recently visited the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California for my birthday. We stayed in a blue-colored room but spent plenty of time enjoying the color pink at the...

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Natural Dyes for Wool: Logwood

Natural Dyes for Wool: Logwood

May 18th, 2021

how to dye yarn Logwood is a family of trees also known as “bloodwood” in some parts of the world. Found in Mexico, Belize, Central America and Australia, logwood can be found in extract, powdered, sawdust and wood chip form from many natural dye sources.    I had avoided logwood for some time because I am just not a huge fan of purple! However, as I worked my way through so many natural, wood-based...

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Natural Dyes for Wool: Osage

Natural Dyes for Wool: Osage

May 17th, 2021

how to dye yarn   Where I live in the Southeastern United States, there are a lot of old, big trees. Every spring, the world transitions into a fuzzy, watercolor-like state as the trees are bristling with tiny leaves and buds. In a few more weeks, many of our flowering trees burst into full bloom or display bright, acid-green leaves. It’s always one of my favorite parts of each season, but I also love an...

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