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Category: Dyeing techniques

Natural Dyes for Wool: Lac

Natural Dyes for Wool: Lac

  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 […]

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Getting Started with Acid Dyes

Getting Started with Acid Dyes

Acid dyes are versatile, vibrant, and straightforward. The category “acid dye” is broad and simply refers to dye that sets in an acidic environment. In yarn dyeing, that means adding citric acid or white vinegar to a dye bath. Acid dyes only work on protein fibers, which are wool fibers derived from animal sources. You […]

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Dye a Festive Red on MARSHMALLOW DK

Dye a Festive Red on MARSHMALLOW DK

  Do you find yourself knitting late into the night and falling asleep clutching your project? Surprised with how many cookies you’ve eaten and how many hours you’ve logged bingeing on Netflix? Do you keep finding tapestry needles and stitch markers in your pockets? That can only mean one thing! Last-minute gift season is upon […]

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How to Dye EGRET Organic Merino Yarn Neon Yellow

How to Dye EGRET Organic Merino Yarn Neon Yellow

Winter is a hard time for color lovers. Wardrobes turn dark and drab along with the landscape. Daylight dwindles. I start to wonder whether my coat has become a second skin! One easy way to fight the winter doldrums is with bright knit accessories! A festive hat or scarf in an unexpected shade adds a […]

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The Basic Science of Yarn Dyeing

The Basic Science of Yarn Dyeing

We have all seen the beautiful colors that can be created by dyeing up a skein of yarn. But have you ever wondered why that happened? Today on the blog we are going to dive into the science behind dyeing yarn! We will cover acid dyes and natural dyes.  But first, a brief explanation of […]

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