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Color pooling

Color pooling

January 12th, 2021

Multicolor yarn is so fun to work with and relatively easy to achieve. One of the ways to achieve cheerful, multicolor yarn is to pool color in a shallow dye bath. Adding one color at a time gives you control over the color placement. Keeping the water shallow keeps the pigment in sections making the color pool around one area of yarn. 

Supplies:

  • 4 colors of acid dye 
  • Citric acid
  • A skein of undyed yarn Egret
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How to Space Dye Stratus Organic Merino Yarn

How to Space Dye Stratus Organic Merino Yarn

January 5th, 2021

Space dye yarn is a fun technique to have in your arsenal. We show you how to do it with an easy technique using plastic wrap! Learn how on our incredibly soft STRATUS, a blend of organic merino and nylon. I think this finished yarn would make an incredible pair of socks!  

MATERIALS

 
  • 1 skein of Knomad STRATUS yarn – 80% Fine Organic Merino Wool, 20% Nylon. We...

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How to Rinse Dyed Yarn

How to Rinse Dyed Yarn

December 11th, 2020

So you’ve dyed your favorite skein of bare yarn! Now what? There are a few things to do at this phase that will be the best for your yarn. Today we will walk you through the basic steps needed to rinse your hand dyed yarn and care for it properly. This process picks up after you have heat set your yarn. If you hand painted your yarn, skip ahead to “let it cool.” How to Rinse Dyed...						<p>
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The Finishing Touch: Meet the Finishing Department!

The Finishing Touch: Meet the Finishing Department!

June 15th, 2020

If you’re an indie dyer, chances are you’ve twisted up dozens, hundreds, or maybe even thousands of skeins of freshly dyed yarn. So we thought you’d enjoy seeing how the workers in the mill where we make our yarns twist up these hanks of bare yarn into beautiful finished skeins ready for your dye vats! In the video, you’ll get to meet some of the folks who help us in this department, the finishing department. READ MORE

We know fibre, you know dye; that makes us a pretty good team. We’re specialists in worldly natural fibres, blending them for just the right balance of strength, softness, and elasticity. We have a quality yarn for every creative journey you wish to embark on.

But when it comes to color, you’re the expert (we’re just here to marvel).

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natural dyes for wool

Natural Dyes for Wool: Acorns + Iron

As an amateur, experimental natural dyer, I love playing with the potential colors that …
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SUPERWASH VS NON SUPERWASH WOOL

Superwash vs Non Superwash Wool: Conventional Acid Dyes

“What is the difference between superwash and non superwash wool?” is a question we …
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Multicolor yarn

Color pooling

Multicolor yarn is so fun to work with and relatively easy to achieve. One of …
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Turmeric Dye

Step by Step Turmeric Dye

Turmeric is a bright golden spice that you can find in most grocery stores. It …
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