Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece

Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece

Dip-dyeing, Hand-painting, Tie-dyeing, and Other Creative Techniques

Book - 2010
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Discover the colorful joys of hand dyeing your own yarn and fleece. It's easy, fun, and can be done right in your own kitchen! Self-taught dyer Gail Callahan shows you a variety of simple techniques to turn plain, outdated, or leftover yarn into vibrant "new" fibers using ovens, crockpots, frying pans, and other standard kitchen equipment. Detailed advice on color theory, self-striping, "grocery store" dyes, and handmade multicolor skeins make successful dyeing a cinch, even for complete beginners.
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2010
ISBN: 9781603424684
Branch Call Number: ANF 746.6041 CAL
ANF 746.6041 CAL
Characteristics: 168 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Polak, John


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Apr 27, 2014

Very good book describing a number of techniques for dyeing yarn and fiber. The only thing I didn't like about it is that it only discusses acid-dyeing techniques for protein-based fibers such as silk and wool (this also includes soy silk, which must be dyed with an acid dye), so if you want to dye cotton or bamboo or other cellulose (or plant-based) fibers and yarns, you will have to look elsewhere.

Otherwise, though, the techniques I have tried have come out beautifully. I liked the book enough to purchase my own copy for my reference shelf.

Jan 12, 2012

Beautiful book with a nice clear approach to the many methods of fibre dying.

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