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Garment Dyeing Knits with LATTE

Garment Dyeing Knits with LATTE

May 17th, 2022

Garment dyeing is the process where a garment is dyed after it is finished. This is handy if you want to knit or crochet something in undyed yarn and want to dye it when you are done. This can also be used to over dye something that is already finished if you want to shift the color. Today on the blog we will go over the process to garment dye a large knit swatch in LATTE 100% baby alpaca yarn...

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The Best Knomad Yarns for Winter

The Best Knomad Yarns for Winter

December 15th, 2021

As inevitable as anything, Winter is, in fact, coming! Whether you’re knitting gifts or for selfish purposes, this is the perfect season to add a yarn or two to your stash. Not that I ever need a reason to shop for yarn myself! With heavy knitting season fast approaching, dyers will want to start adding to their inventory asap to avoid any pesky delays. Knomad’s direct relationship with trusted fiber sources means we are reliably stocked with yarns even when some others might not...

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Why Choose Knomad Yarns?

Why Choose Knomad Yarns?

December 1st, 2021

I fell in love with textiles at a young age. I learned to sew, knit, and crochet before I was ten. Over the years, I’ve tried out a lot of different kinds of yarns. When I was a poor college student, I was working with whatever yarn I could get my hands on. This was primarily a mix of scratchy acrylic yarn in flat colors. Once I started investing in higher quality yarn made of natural fibers and blends, it was a whole new...

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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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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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