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Hand-Dyeing Yarn and Fleece

Hand-Dyeing Yarn and Fleece

In Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece, Gail Callahan uses fiber, color, and heat to create exciting new yarns and fibre colors. Her recipe-style instructions lead readers through a variety of simple techniques that make plain yarns colorful.  They can be customized for the project at hand.  There are even eight projects for knitters eager to use their new yarns.

Standard kitchen equipment is all that's needed to set up a kitchen dye shop. Dyeing can be done in a microwave oven, a sturdy stovetop kettle, a crockpot, a traditional oven, or even an electric frying pan — Callahan covers every method.

Dyeing doesn’t end with the simpler single color methods. Adventurous crafters will find instructions for designing self-striping and multicolored yarns with dip-dyeing, tie-dyeing, hand-painting, and other inventive techniques. Detailed advice on color theory and types of dyes, including food colors and other "grocery store" dyes, make the entire process achievable for complete beginners.

A wonderful new skill that will appeal to enthusiastic knitters, crocheters, rug hookers, spinners, and weavers, hand dyeing is the next step in creating handmade fiber crafts from scratch.  Great resource.

168 pp, covered spiral binding, color photos throughout

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