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, […]

Dye Self Striping Yarn without Special Tools

How to Dye Self Striping Yarn – Here’s an easy method for dyeing self striping sock yarn that does not require special, expensive 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 […]

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 […]

Dyeing Yarn: A Beginner’s Guide

Beginner’s Guide to Hand Dyeing Yarn Learn how to dye your own beautiful yarn colorways with this complete yarn and wool dyeing guide. Have you ever noticed that even with 1000’s of dyed yarn colorways and patterns, you somehow can’t find just the yarn you want for that certain knitting or crochet project? That’s always […]

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 […]