Dyeing Yarns Links and Information

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Dyeing Yarns Links and Information

Post by gabes » Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:44 pm

Thread for useful info/links re dyeing yarn. Please add your links!

Koolaid
http://www.knitty.com/issuefall02/FEATdyedwool.html
http://sweetp-knits.blogspot.com/2008/06/day-i-microwaved-yarn.html

Raro
http://redheadeddevilchild.blogspot.com/2007/07/dyeing-fun-with-raro.html


Self striping
http://happyspider6.blogspot.com/2006/06/tutorial-dyeing-self-striping-yarn.html


Ashford acid dyes
http://www.ashford.co.nz/dyes/dyes-frameset.htm

Acid dyes
http://www.reenieart.com/dyetutorial.htm



Cabbettennz's KoolAid Instructions (from the TNN knitters blog Sept06 archives which I can't seem to get the page link so just copied the text). Claire, hope thats Ok

Instructions for Dying Wool with Koolaid- Variegated look
As requested....

For a strong colour effect-use 4-5 packets per 100g wool
For Pale use 2-3 per 100g

210 mill Water and 30 mil vinegar per packet. (7:1 Ratio)

What to do:
Soak yarn in mild soap and luke warm water for 20-30 min.

Empty your packages of of drink mix [important: use no sugar!] into a pot (or several pots if your doing variegated), Add water and vinegar. Stir to dissolve. Bring water to a simmer, Turn the element off. (or cheat as I did and use Boiling water from the jug and let it cool a bit while the wool soaks)

Add your yarn, leave for 20-30 min OR until the water turns milky white or clear. (Mine only took 2-3min)

~~When using more then one colour, add the lightest colour to the dye first. dye a little more then you would like to show in the final result. (this allows you to blend the colours rather then having white patches). Then repeat for the other colours, leaving the bulk of each yarn in each pot, until water turns clear or milky.~~

Let it cool.

When the yarn has cooled, rinse it thoroughly in luke warm water (the same temperature as the yarn) [shocking wool with cold water could cause it to felt]. Wash the yarn in mild soap, rinse again.
Lay hank of wool onto a towel, fold towel around the yarn length ways. Placing a foot on one end of the towel and gently twist the towel, thus removing the excess water. Hang it the shade to dry.


I'll come back later and add some more. Go to go make afternoon tea :D
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Post by Erin.T » Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:55 pm

Thanks so much gabes .... I've got the perfect undyed stash here ATM... now I'm finally inspired to do something with it!
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Post by Neak1 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:07 pm

Cake dyes

http://fearlessknitting101.com/?q=node/163

Nautral Dyes - ie from plants/flowers/spices etc etc

http://www.pioneerthinking.com/naturaldyes.html
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Post by VanJeffery » Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:11 pm

Here are a few more I have bookmarked:

Cake dyes:
Yarn You Dye For Part 1
Yarn You Dye For Part 2
Yarn You Dye For Part 3

More Koolaid:
Knitty Handpainted Yarn
Llamajama

The BEST dyeing info site EVER:
Paula Birch's All About Dyeing
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Post by sharry » Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:16 am

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Sharryknits

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Post by nova » Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:15 pm

the 'love to dye' group on ravellry is a *fantastic* source of inspiration!

and i second paula birch :wink:
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Post by podg » Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:17 pm

Here's another self-striping tutorial with a bit of basic skeining as well...

http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2005/12/techniques_selfstriping_yarn.html
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Post by caturn » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:25 pm

There's another group on ravelry also called A Kool way to Dye.

After looking at the yarn swap thread I'm inspired to try - just pretty nervous about it 8-)

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Post by Fi » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:34 pm

Love the self striping - but I hate that the colours she does.

I liek blended dyeing, but that is me :) I look back at my early dye jobs (over 2yo) and I can see how I have improved.

Colour wheels and complimentary colours, or bare minimum a theme is a big way to help you getting to complex and complimentary colour.

I am by no means an expert, but if anyone has any questions, please fire them my way :)
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Post by nikkitheknitter » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:23 am

Gah. The photos from my raro tute have been eaten by Ringo and then our laptop blew up.

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Post by dodgums » Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:33 pm

Has any one tried the Ashford one pot dye method with spun wool not fleece :?: How does it work out :?:
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Post by dodgums » Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:34 pm

dodgums wrote:Has any one tried the Ashford one pot dye method with spun wool not fleece :?: How does it work out :?:


http://www.ashford.co.nz/dyes/dyes-frameset.htm

or could I do it and take around to a friends micro wave. I know you can microwave ashford dyes to set then as I have dont it before then soaked in water and vinagar when it had cooled
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Post by KiwiWonder » Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:47 pm

I did a wee tute on my blog a couple weeks ago.

http://knitspastic.blogspot.com/2008/10/wee-lesson-on-dyeing.html
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Post by Neak1 » Fri May 01, 2009 10:51 pm

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Post by redhead » Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:21 am

any for food colouring?
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