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, […]

Free Crochet Patterns for Baby (Knitting, too)

Free Crochet Patterns for Baby – and some Baby Knitting Patterns, too After taking a small hiatus (to tile my kitchen), I’m back with more fun free knitting and crochet patterns. Since my niece just had her first baby, I decided to dig up some free baby patterns. There are so many super cute (and […]

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 Make Wet Felted Easter Eggs

Two years ago, when I first started getting serious about this blog, I shared a tutorial on how to make Wet Felted Easter Eggs from wool. Yikes! Did you see it?? The tutorial itself is pretty good and accurate but the photos?? Ick! Anyhoo, I decided to felt up some new Easter Eggs to show […]