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Tag: Natural dyes

Natural Dyes for Wool: Onion Skins

Natural Dyes for Wool: Onion Skins

March 17th, 2021

Natural Dyes for Wool: Onion SkinsSometimes, combining undyed wool yarns with fantastic, natural color is as simple as looking in your kitchen! Many compost-ready food castings actually contain quite a bit of natural color: avocado pits and skins, coffee and black tea, and perhaps one of the most surprising--onion skins! Yellow or red, the glossy skins from an everyday onion make one of the most concentrated and versatile natural dyes. If you...

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Natural Dyes for Wool: Brazilwood

Natural Dyes for Wool: Brazilwood

February 24th, 2021

dye yarn brazilwoodDid you know that many of the most used natural dyes come from the wood of trees? Many trees have color in their twigs and branches, and all we need to do as natural dyers to unlock it is grind a few up and add hot water! Depending on where you live, it may be easier to get some tree dyes than others, but this guide focuses on one of the...

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Natural Dyes for Wool: Lac

Natural Dyes for Wool: Lac

February 22nd, 2021

dye yarn When looking at my shelf of undyed wool ready for color, I get excited about all the possibilities the natural world offers me! As a natural dyer, most of what I like to use in my everyday practice is foraged locally, from my garden, nearby fields, the side of the road, or my neighbor’s yards! People in my area are beginning to recognize me when I stop in and ask local businesses...

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Meet the Team: Nataly in Marketing

Meet the Team: Nataly in Marketing

January 21st, 2021

 Knomad yarn teamThe tight-knit team at Knomad lives and breathes all things yarn, and our admin team is no exception! Knomad’s Marketing Coordinator, Nataly Salazar, has a true passion for fiber. “One of my most memorable experiences was when I dyed my first skein of yarn,” Nataly said. While her day-to-day is usually focused on coordinating marketing campaigns, she loves to experiment with artful dye techniques in her free time. “I...

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Natural Dyes for Wool: Acorns + Iron

Natural Dyes for Wool: Acorns + Iron

January 18th, 2021

As an amateur, experimental natural dyer, I love playing with the potential colors that the world around me provides. Exploring local sources has become a secondary passion to my knitting practice and has given me a new view of the world around me. I recommend that even if you have no intention of naturally dyeing yarn for sale, you give it a try, and today’s experiment is an especially fun one. We’re dyeing...

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