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Tag: how to dye yarn

Cozy Autumn Red on MAGNOLIA

Cozy Autumn Red on MAGNOLIA

November 3rd, 2021

When I think about cozy activities around autumn and Thanksgiving, I think about apple picking, the warmth of apple cider or mulled wine, and cozy vibrant shades of red that freckle the sky. For these skeins of yarn, I wanted to show off the beautiful soft sheen of MAGNOLIA because it really shines with a multifaceted, custom shade of red. Combining three colors to create one custom shade allows for a depth of color that shows off the nuances created in...

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Have you ever wanted to create yarn that knits up like a nebula or an oilslick?

Have you ever wanted to create yarn that knits up like a nebula or an oilslick?

August 4th, 2021

Have you ever worked up a skein of yarn, and the colors stacked in just such a way that it felt like opening a present, you just couldn’t wait to see what happened next? That color stacking or “pooling” can actually be planned! In today’s blog post, I’ll be walking you through how to dye your yarn to achieve an oil slick (direct application) and nebula effect (reverse speckle). You will need a couple of skeins of your favorite base -...

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Dye a Rainbow on SNOWDRIFT Minis

Dye a Rainbow on SNOWDRIFT Minis

July 16th, 2021

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 your big imagination can concoct!  To show off our new minis, we’re bringing you a rainbow fantastic tutorial! Follow along to dye a beautiful...

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Natural Dyes for Wool: Madder

Natural Dyes for Wool: Madder

June 24th, 2021

how to dye yarn 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 when dried and ground, becomes the source of red shades that have captivated humanity for...

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Bright Coral with Food Coloring

Bright Coral with Food Coloring

June 16th, 2021

Food coloring is a fun, versatile, and kitchen-safe option for yarn dyeing. My first skeins were dyed with food coloring and I was hooked instantly! I loved that I could try out yarn dyeing without having to commit to having completely separate tools for my entire dye setup. Today, I am going to show you how I dyed a custom shade of bright coral using food coloring. For dyeing, I prefer to use gel food coloring as it results in bright colors and a little...

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