Everything you need to know about how to dye yarn | LoveCrafts
Any colour-obsessed yarn fanatics out there looking to expand their skill set? We have the solution: dyeing your own yarn! Add colour to your life and your stash with our guide for how to dye yarn.
A New Obsession: Natural Dyes
Yes, I am now behind again on my 52 portraits plight. I don't care. I had to spend the entire weekend dyeing wool with plants. I HAD to! Previously, I had only dyed with black walnut which requires no mordant or special treatment. I started with marigolds. I did a little research online about how…
Fabric Types | Everything You Need To Know | Sewing 101
Learn more about fabric types and how to use them for garments and upholstery through this tutorial. This will help you know your craft better.
Spinning Yarn: Yarn has been spun on spindles for thousands of years. With a little fiber and a spindle, you too can participate in this oldest of alchemies. This instructable will show you how to spin a single from wool roving, using a top-whorl spindle.
How To Dye Wool with Acorns
On my way to the hardware store the other day, I got a bit distracted by this pile of acorns that had fallen. I decided to skip out on the hardware store and grabbed about 50 acorns and headed home in anticipation of starting a dye pot! The results were so rewarding!In order to start natural dyeing, there are a few key concepts to be aware of. The first thing to be aware of is safety.
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"Acorns are high in tannin, a chemical that is used in leatherwork and for dyeing cloth and other fibrous items. For centuries, Native Americans and Asians have used Acorns as a wild food, cooking the nut meat to remove the tannin before ingesting the Acorns. For me, as a quilter and dyer, my interest in Acorns lies in the natural mordant abilities. I use Acorns to set dyes with cotton and linen fabrics. So as I gather Acorns, I collect the caps, the shells, and the nut with the shell…
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These last couple of weeks I had some people asking me to explain how I make fermented dyes. the results of fermented dyes from a couple of years ago The thing is… I’ve changed and adapted the way I used to dye. These last months I’m in the process of developing my own technique which is similar…