Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece: Custom-Color Your Favorite Fibers with Dip-Dyeing, Hand-Painting, Tie-Dyeing, and Other Creative Techniques

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Storey Publishing, Feb 27, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 168 pages
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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 Self-taught dyer Gail Callahan shows you a variety of simple techniques to turn plain, outdated, or leftover yarn into vibrant “new” fibers using ovens, crockpots, frying pans, and other standard kitchen equipment.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. 
 

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Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece

User Review  - Nanette Donohue - Book Verdict

Callahan, who owns a successful hand-dyed yarn business, lets novices in on the tricks of the trade in this friendly introduction to dyeing your own fiber. Beginning dyers can gain confidence by ... Read full review

Contents

Fiber Color Heat
8
CHAPTER 1 YOUR DYE STUDIO
11
CHAPTER 2 FIBERS TO DYE FOR
27
CHAPTER 3 DYES TO TRY
47
CHAPTER 4 COLOR POWER
61
CHAPTER 5 NOFEAR DYEING
85
CHAPTER 6 SHOW SHOWOFF PATTERNS
131
RESOURCES
164
INDEX
165
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
168
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About the author (2010)

Gail Callahan discovered weaving in the 1990’s, leading her to a small business called The Kangaroo Weaver. A few years later, she began dyeing for personal use. The following year, Valley Yarns asked her to dye yarns exclusive to WEBS, America’s Yarn Store, in Northampton, Massachusetts. She now teaches dyeing at WEBS, and continues to dye for them as well as for her own business, The Kangaroo Dyer. She is the author of Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece

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