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Tag: Hand dyers

Tie Dye – Marshmallow DK

Tie Dye – Marshmallow DK

March 26th, 2021

Tie dye is a fun way to transform a blank surface into something bold and cheerful. Today on the blog we are going to walk you through how to get a tie dye effect on Marshmallow DK. This dye method uses multiple colors layered onto two skeins of soft and fluffy superwash Marshmallow DK.  

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2 skeins Marshmallow DK Small cups for mixing dye 4-6 colors acid dye (Dharma Acid Dyes were used here) Chafing dish or tray READ MORE

How To Dye Hand Painted Yarn on SANDSTONE

How To Dye Hand Painted Yarn on SANDSTONE

March 24th, 2021

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m always working on a mixed yarn cardigan for myself! These chunky cardigans with pockets are exactly the thing I want to wear every day in our mild, beachside southern California climate. Recently I acquired some beautiful yarn that isn’t the softest. I thought of pairing the not so soft yarn with KNOMAD’s ultra soft SANDSTONE. I have noticed that knitting a scratchy yarn together with a soft yarn balances the overall...

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Natural Dyes for Wool: Hemp

Natural Dyes for Wool: Hemp

March 20th, 2021

Natural Dyes for Wool With the advent of medical marijuana and CBD legalization sweeping the world, I’ve been seeing more opportunities to work with one of the oldest natural dyes: hemp. Hemp has long been used as a fabric and material base, but did you know that it’s also possible to dye soft yellows with the stems, stalks and leaves of the hemp plant? When I moved into my home last year, I was surprised to find...

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Sunrise Speckled Egret

Sunrise Speckled Egret

March 12th, 2021

Speckles add such a fun dimension to any hand-dyed yarn. The pops of color peek through like little confetti adding cheer to anything you create. Today on the blog we are going to be dyeing up two skeins of EGRET with warm, sunrise-inspired speckles in a slow cooker. Two skeins is a great quantity of yarn for a cowl and the fine organic merino is soft against the skin. Perfect for giving as a gift to a friend, or for yourself!  

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Superwash vs Non Superwash Wool: Conventional Acid Dyes on STRATUS and SNOWDRIFT

Superwash vs Non Superwash Wool: Conventional Acid Dyes on STRATUS and SNOWDRIFT

March 4th, 2021

Acid Dyes on STRATUS and SNOWDRIFT How to Prep Hanks of Yarn   Recently on the blog, we looked at how MARSHMALLOW DK and SPARK take dye. Using the same process to dye each skein revealed the subtle and obvious differences between superwash and nonsuperwash wool. If you missed this blog post the first time around, feel free to check it...

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