By a change of mind, or by accident, sometimes we end up with yarns that we no longer like the… Read More »Overdye effects: depth of shades vary by starting tone.
This year has afforded several opportunities to try new-to-me natural dyes, and this week I’m discussing my first trial dyeing… Read More »Dyeing wool with black hollyhocks: blue made easy
One of my favorite dye techniques to date is dip-dyeing. I love self-striping yarns for socks, but dip-dyeing can also… Read More »Dip Dye Yarn: An easy technique creates striped or variegated effects
Sometimes, we end up owning a piece of clothing that we like the fit of, but we’re not happy with… Read More »How to overdye a piece of clothing: tips for success
A couple of weeks ago, I shared an experiment for dyeing yarn with food coloring. The results were interesting, but… Read More »Overdye Yarn: How to shift shades for a happier result
Queen Anne’s Lace has long been known as an herbal remedy and natural dye source. The shades can range from… Read More »Dye wool with Queen Anne’s Lace for a subtle antique hue
As soon as we started to build our pasture for the sheep, I encountered something that looked like Lamb’s Ear,… Read More »Dye Wool with Mullein a Herbaceous Biennial
Jewelweed is a native North American plant that grows in many climates, usually near wet areas and along river banks.… Read More »Dyeing Yarn with Jewelweed, Native to North America