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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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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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Dyeing the Perfect Purple

Dyeing the Perfect Purple

May 12th, 2021

Purple is one of my favorite colors to work with! I primarily use my dyed yarn for embroidery work, but I do crochet and knit for fun on occasion too. When I am making things just for fun, I always find myself drawn towards shades of purple. Figuring out which purple is best can sometimes be a challenge. Some shades of purple lean more red or warm-toned and others are more blue or cool-toned. Purple can also be a tough color to...

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How to Steam Set Yarn

How to Steam Set Yarn

April 27th, 2021

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.  

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Undyed yarn like MARSHMALLOW DK 100% superwash merino wool, or any other Knomad yarn Steamer rack or basket Plastic wrap Tongs READ MORE

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