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Tag: Natural dyes

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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The Basic Science of Yarn Dyeing

The Basic Science of Yarn Dyeing

December 3rd, 2020

acid dyed yarn examples 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 the structure of wool and other protein fibers. A protein fiber refers to a...

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Transform Bare Yarn with Avocado

Transform Bare Yarn with Avocado

September 2nd, 2020

Avocados are already a versatile food, but did you know you can use the pits and skins to dye a range of shades from blush pink and dusty rose to soft browns with undertones of peach?! Next time you whip up a bowl of guac, be sure to save the skins and pits for your next dyeing adventure.   Dyeing with avocados is a very simple process; all it requires is a bit...

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