The Yarn Lovers Guide to Hand Dyeing

The Yarn Lovers Guide to Hand Dyeing

Beautiful Color and Simple Knits

Book - 2007
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Random House, Inc.
Take your craft to the next level.

For rich, unique yarns of your very own creation, The Yarn Lover’s Guide to Hand Dyeing is your essential go-to guide.

Now you can create gorgeous, unique, handpainted yarns in your very own kitchen. In this practical guide to dyeing yarn at home, you’ll learn simple techniques for creating beautiful, colorful yarns–and pick up some new patterns to highlight your new hues along the way.

Fiber artist, knitter, and teacher Linda LaBelle provides her own valuable expertise and insight and gives readers a peek into a typical day in the lives of seven professional hand dyers through lush photographs and personal interviews in which they share their thoughts, advice, and sometimes dyeing secrets!

You’ll learn a variety of hand-dyeing processes, including faux ikat, used to create a fun tie-dyed effect; quick stovetop techniques that yield tons of color; space dyeing, which uses several colors to create a pattern; a way to dye already
knitted pieces; and trouble-free methods for immersion and handpainting. There’s also info on different types of dye–from Kool-Aid and food coloring to Jacquard Acid and PRO One Shot.

Once you’re finished, show off your rich and quirky new hues with 20 original knit and crochet patterns. Designs are easy yet sophisticated, and include everything from ponchos to scarves and hats to arm warmers. You’ll find clear instructions, entertaining projects, and plenty of how-to tips.

Baker & Taylor
A fiber artist and weaver brings together simple techniques for hand dyeing yarn at home with easy-to-make but sophisticated pattterns for knit and crochet designs in a hands-on guide that is enhanced by tips, tricks, and advice from knit design and yarn professionals. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Potter Craft, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307352538
Branch Call Number: 746.6041 LAB
Characteristics: 160 p. : ill. ; 28 cm


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Dec 11, 2014

Fun projects and very good instructions. Got me started in dyeing (using Kool Aid, no less).

Dec 05, 2010

i am very disapointed seeing as i can not requst this to locke seeing as i would have to walk into downtown so i wont be able to get it which is really getting on my nerves i think it would be a great book though i love this sort of stuff but i will never know if it is good seeing as i can not get:(


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