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Tag: egret

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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Watercolor Confetti Dyed Yarn on EGRET

Watercolor Confetti Dyed Yarn on EGRET

May 4th, 2021

As we head toward the summer, I was wanting to dye up something in a fun mix of colors. I’ve been thinking about crocheting again and had the idea to dye up some yarn with a mix of colors, some softer and some with brighter pops of color throughout. That is how the watercolor confetti yarn was born! A variety of cheerful colors, dyed in short sections perfect for single crochet stitches. I am thinking about making a summery crochet tank top...

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Sunday Cardigan in Egret

Sunday Cardigan in Egret

April 30th, 2021

Cardigans have long played a starring role in my wardrobe. As an avid sweater knitter, I’m always looking for great new cardigan patterns to try out. Petite Knit’s Sunday Cardigan – Mohair Edition immediately caught my eye. I love the rib detail on the yoke as it is eye-catching yet simple. I had followed a Petite Knit pattern before, Ellen’s cardigan, a baby to toddler sweater with pockets,...

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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

Natural Dyes for Wool: Sequoia

Natural Dyes for Wool: Sequoia

April 25th, 2021

  Today, I’m going to share one of my absolute favorite natural dyes with you: Sequoia, and we’re going to apply it to some really luxurious, 100% Baby Alpaca undyed yarn from Knomad, for the ultimate in knitting, crocheting or weaving luxury.   If you live in the Pacific Northwestern USA, Sequoia pinecones are the source of this dye--if you happen to live near redwoods that are not protected within a national park, you...

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