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Tag: indie dyers

Which Knitting Stitches are Best for Ivory?

Which Knitting Stitches are Best for Ivory?

November 10th, 2021

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 yarn will behave and whether it’s right for your customers. I know swatching takes a little time, so I’ve done some of the work for you! I’m spending some time...

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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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Sustainability at Knomad: Renewable Energy and Protecting Natural Resources

Sustainability at Knomad: Renewable Energy and Protecting Natural Resources

April 18th, 2021

SUSTAINABILITY AT KNOMAD: RENEWABLE ENERGY AND PROTECTING NATURAL RESOURCES   Better for the Earth, and better for you — we know you care about choosing sustainable yarns. Knomad is an independent brand, but our strong relationship with our partner mill in Arequipa, Perú gives us the ability to create a collection of bare yarn with an eye on sustainability.    SUSTAINABILITY AT KNOMAD: RENEWABLE ENERGY AND...						<p>
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How To Dye Hand Painted Yarn on SANDSTONE

How To Dye Hand Painted Yarn on SANDSTONE

March 24th, 2021

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 not so soft yarn with KNOMAD’s ultra soft SANDSTONE. I have noticed that knitting a scratchy yarn together with a soft yarn balances the overall...

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Natural Dyes for Wool: Walnuts

Natural Dyes for Wool: Walnuts

January 25th, 2021

The world around us is absolutely full of color, and humans have been attempting to discover, reveal, capture, and trade natural dye goods for centuries. Although you might be familiar with some of the most prized and well-known colors, there are thousands of everyday dye goods that surround us, waiting to be gathered, processed, and bound to beautiful yarns so that fiber crafters may enjoy them. I am utterly obsessed with discovering local...

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