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How to Cooler Dye

If you are a Hand Spinner, then I’m sure you’ve bought prepared, dyed roving before. Maybe you thought about trying to dye some for yourself, but thought that it would be too difficult and make a big mess. Here is … Continue reading

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The Continuing Story of SAFF

When I left you yesterday we had just arrived at SAFF after all our trials and tribulations on the trip up. As you may have read, the heater in the camper was broken and we had resorted to using a … Continue reading

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Time for Another Trip!

As you may have read, I just got back from a trip to the Texas Renaissance Festival. Now I’m packing my bags again and as soon as I get out of work tonight (hopefully by 8:30 pm) I’ll be headed … Continue reading

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Update on the Poke Berry Pumpkin Dye

You may have read my previous post about dyeing yarn in a Pumpkin using Poke Berries. What I failed to mention was that I had also included 2 skeins that had been purchased on Ebay. They are the same as … Continue reading

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Halloween Dye Fun!

Here’s a ghoulish way to dye yarn – naturally. This is a perfect experiment for this time of year. Apparently this is not something new. I’ve just never done it before. I absolutely love the results. And what fun to … Continue reading

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Organic Fiber Dyeing by Max Hamrick

Today I have the pleasure of reviewing for you a book that I will surely treasure for years to come. Organic Fiber Dyeing by Max Hamrick is a wonderful book that will please the scholar in you with it’s wealth … Continue reading

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How to Dye Yarn with Goldenrod

Yesterday a good friend of mine came over and we dyed some yarn with the Goldenrod I picked along side the road. (That’s cotton you see in the background. It’s almost ready for harvest.) This time of year it’s prolific … Continue reading

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How to Pre Mordant Wool for Dyeing

If you plan to play around with some natural dyes, you will need to know how to mordant your wool. Without proper mordanting, the color will not adhere to the fiber. There are several types of mordant, but the most … Continue reading

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Spinning With Friends

Have you ever been around a group of people that just “get you”? People who share a common interest that goes well beyond the surface? Yesterday I was fortunate enough to spend the day with my wonderful Spinning companions. My … Continue reading

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DIY Self Striped Yarn

This is a really fun project that I did a quite a while ago. I still have the socks so I guess it was a successful outcome. These are the first socks I ever made! For my Birthday that year … Continue reading

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