Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece
Author: Gail Callahan
Fiber, color, and heat is all that is needed to create exciting new yarn colors. The recipe-style instructions lead readers through a variety of simple techniques that turn plain yarns into custom yarns.
Standard kitchen equipment is all that's needed to set up a kitchen dye shop. The author covers dyeing in a microwave, on the stovetop, in a crock pot, the oven and an electric skillet.
This book also includes instructions for designing self-striping and multicolored yarns with dip-dyeing, tie-dyeing, hand-painting, and other inventive techniques. Detailed information on color theory and types of dyes, including food colors and other "grocery store" dyes, make the entire process achievable for complete beginners.
A wonderful new skill that will appeal to enthusiastic knitters, crocheters, rug hookers, spinners, and weavers, hand dyeing is the next step in creating handmade fiber crafts from scratch.
- Spiral-bound: 168 pages
- Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; Special edition (January 8, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1603424687
- ISBN-13: 978-1603424684
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.7 x 9.3 inches