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Take your craft to the next level.
For rich, unique yarns of your very own creation, The Yarn Lovers 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, youll learn simple techniques for creating beautiful, colorful yarnsand 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!
Youll 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. Theres also info on different types of dyefrom Kool-Aid and food coloring to Jacquard Acid and PRO One Shot.
Once youre 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. Youll find clear instructions, entertaining projects, and plenty of how-to tips.