6 Yarn Dyeing Techniques

6 Yarn Dyeing Techniques for Different Color Patterns If you’ve followed FiberArtsy for a while, you know that over the years, I’ve explored lots of techniques for dyeing different yarn colors and patterns. There are many, many ways of how to dye art yarn and each hand dyer has his or her own unique process. […]

Slow Cooker Yarn Dyeing

Crock Pot or Slow Cooker Yarn Dyeing Tutorial Over the years, I’ve explored many different methods of how to dye yarn and I just realized that I never shared the crock pot or slow cooker yarn dyeing technique. Dyeing yarn in a Crockpot or slow cooker is simply another heat setting technique. It’s very useful […]

Dye Semi Solid Yarn (the easy way)

How to Dye Semi Solid Yarn (the easy way) So, while researching and testing various methods of dyeing gradient or ombre yarn, instead of achieving a gradient yarn I figured out how to dye semi solid yarn. This technique does create an overall gradient effect but it is so subtle that I wouldn’t call it […]

How to Dye Speckled Yarn

Learn How to Dye Speckled Yarn (also called Sprinkled Yarn) I took a little break from fiber and dyeing last week to play with alcohol inks … oh, what fun! Anyhoo, back to yarn this week with a tutorial on how to dye speckled yarn. Speckled, sprinkled, spotted yarn – whatever you want to call […]

How to Kettle Dye Yarn and Fiber

How to Kettle Dye Yarn, Sheep Wool and Alpaca Fiber A few years ago, I shared a tutorial on how to Kettle Dye Yarn and I decided it was time for an update. The information in that post is all good but the photos are … well …. not so much. This was very early in […]

Natural Yarn Dyeing with Black Beans

Natural Yarn Dyeing with Black Beans Here comes another experiment in my Natural Dyeing Series. Did you know that you can dye fabric and yarn with food? Before the invention of synthetic dyes, people dyed all of their fabrics and yarn with natural things like tea, onion skins, red cabbage and other plant materials. So, […]

Natural Dyeing with Dandelions

Welcome to my new Natural Dyeing Series!  I’ve been wanting to delve into the fun world of natural dyes for a long time and I’m super excited. My normal go-to dyes are Jacquard Acid Dyes so this is a whole new adventure for me. Technically, this is Part 2 since I already wrote a post on Dyeing Yarn […]

How to Dye Self Striping Yarn – without special tools

How to Dye Self Striping Yarn – without special tools Have you ever tried to dye self striping yarn? Ever notice that you need complicated (and expensive) tools like a warping board used with a loom? Well, I figured out a way to do it very inexpensively and without special tools. All you need is […]

How to Naturally Dye Yarn with Black Walnuts (update)

How to Naturally Dye Yarn with Black Walnuts A few years ago, I shared with you my tutorial on how to naturally dye yarn with black walnuts. Well, it’s that time of year again, the black walnuts are dropping, so I thought I would update my yarn dyeing tutorial. I have learned a few more […]

Beginner’s Guide to Hand Dyeing Yarn

A Beginner’s Guide To Hand Dyeing Yarn Have you ever noticed that even with 1000’s of dyed yarn colorways and combinations, you somehow can’t find just the yarn you want for that certain knitting or crochet project? That’s always been my dilemma. And since I love to play with color anyway, I decided to start […]

How to Dye Yarn with Easter Egg Color

So many dyes, so little time! Did you know that you can dye yarn with regular ole Easter Egg dyes? Yep! Not the fancy-schmancy new dyes out there but just plain-jane Paas which is made with food coloring. I was actually surprised at how vivid the yarn turned out! Beautiful, bright colors that you can […]

More Shibori! Suji Dyed Felted Shawl

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m on a dyeing kick! Specifically, Shibori Dyeing. Did you see Part 1 on Kumo Dyeing a Silk Scarf? So many dyeing techniques, so little time! (Apparently I’m on a pink kick, too which is pretty funny if you know me) Unfortunately, I’ve had to rejoin the ‘real world’ and […]