Multi Color Yarn Dyeing – Red & Blue Makes …..

Part 1 of my Fiber To Dye For Projects! There are so many different fun techniques to dyeing yarn that I want to try, so I thought well, why not share! Here’s a variation on Immersion Dyeing Yarn which uses two colors to make a third. You know…yellow & blue makes green, etc. etc… I’m […]

How to Paint Tiger Stripes on a T-Shirt

So, I actually ventured out into the world and popped by my favorite craft store the other day. When you work from home, it’s easy to go into hermit mode….especially when you’re fortunate (like me) to live in a little patch of paradise. Anyhoo…. I needed to get some more tie dye supplies and looky […]

Marble Dyed Silk Scarves

“Marble” Dyeing Silk Scarves   Don’t you just love a pretty, colorful silk scarf? Did you know that it’s actually very easy to dye your own? All you need is the right tools and some basic know-how. Download this Free Tutorial There are many, many different techniques for “marble” dyeing fabric. I like to experiment […]

Locks of Many Colors! How to Kettle Dye Wool and Fiber

Have you always wanted to dye your wool or alpaca fiber in a rainbow of colors? It’s so frustrating when you have a project in mind and can’t find the right colored wool. Now you can just dye your own! FYI…These directions also work for roving or yarn as long as it’s protein fiber. Dyeing […]

Dye a T-shirt or Yarn with Snow or Ice!

I’ve been wanting to try snow/ice dyeing for a while but totally forgot about it until a friend posted something on Facebook. Well, since we still have a boatload of snow out there, why not try it now? This is my first attempt at snow dyeing but I do know a few things: First off, […]

How to Kettle Dye Yarn or Fiber

  How to Kettle Dye Yarn or Fiber A few weeks ago, I shared with you my method of How to Hand Paint Yarn. So today I thought I’d tell you about How to Kettle Dye your yarn. Kettle dyeing yarn is much less labor intensive than hand painting which also takes a lot more time. […]

How to Hand Paint Yarn

There are many different methods and ideas on how to hand paint yarn. Some people like to apply the dye with brushes or cups but I have found that squirt bottles give me more control over the amount of dye applied. (This page contains affiliate links which simply means that if you click through and […]

Dyeing Yarn with Kool-Aid!

Updated! I love to dye yarn with Kool-Aid!! Why? It’s super easy. If I’m in the mood to quickly dye some yarn, but don’t want to pull out my professional Acid Dyes, I just reach for some packets of Kool-Aid. They are color fast and food safe so you can use whatever pots and pans […]

The Walnuts are dropping… Time to dye!

Yep, it’s time to put the helmets on the alpacas again! Those black walnuts crash down like little bombs. Much earlier than normal. The drought? Which reminded me of my natural dyeing experiment last fall. Here’s a recap ….. Since a billion black walnuts came crashing down this year I thought, maybe it’s time to […]

Baby it’s HOT outside!!! So let’s just Solar Dye

As we were all complaining about the oppressive heat this weekend, a friend mentioned solar dyeing some fiber. DUH! Why didn’t I think of that??                 So, I grabbed some alpaca fiber that was already washed, popped it in some gallon zip bags with hot water and vinegar. […]