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Yarn Dyeing Resources

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I love how Looliemom’s hair matches her yarn.

 

My interest in dyeing my own yarn is steadily growing. It began with my annual visit to the Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair. I was attracted to the bright colors in the Groovy Hues Fiber display. In addition to her beautiful locally dyed yarns, she had a dye your own kit. It included a bare yarn and several kool aid packets. Suzanne gave me a quick lesson on dyeing with kool aid and referred me to a website for additional information. That website is http://www.dyeyourownyarn.com

This is a short post to share the information I have so far. Groovy Hues Fiber and Looliemom are two local dyers that I have purchased yarn from.  They both had gorgeous, colorful yarn. I’m partial to sock yarn and both of them offered a good selection.

http://www.groovyhues.etsy.com

http://www.lolliemomfiberarts.com

I divided a 100 gr. hank into 5 mini skeins so I could try different techniques.

 

Groovy Hues Fiber

YouTube has been my friend. Chemknits and Hue Loco are the channels I studied. Chemknits in particular teaches so many different techniques. I learned the space dyeing, gradient and self stripeing methods from her.

http://www.chemknits.com

http://www.hueloco.com

And lastly, Instagram is my place for inspiration. Enter a hashtag and what you’re interested in seeing and the whole world opens up. #knittersofinstagram #knitallthesocks and #dyersofinstagram are some of my favorites.

I hope you check then out. Enjoy your week!

 

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Making Gifts and Moose Manor Hand Paints

I have so many items on the needles, however, because they’re gifts, I’m not able to post any photos yet. I cannot wait to show you! In the meantime, my monthly meeting of the Eastern Long Island Knitting Guild was visited by Moose Manor Hand Paints. I am curious about yarn dyeing and Betty Murphy of Moose Manor had lots to show and tell. 

A nice bonus: I won a skein of her chunky 100% Peruvian Cotton yarn.  

www.moosemanorhandpaints.com