Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece: Custom-Color Your Favorite Fibers with Dip-Dyeing, Hand-Painting, Tie-Dyeing, and Other Creative Techniques

Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece: Custom-Color Your Favorite Fibers with Dip-Dyeing, Hand-Painting, Tie-Dyeing, and Other Creative Techniques

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by Gail Callahan
     
 

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Discover the colorful joys of hand dyeing your own yarn and fleece. It’s easy, fun, and can be done right in your own kitchen! Self-taught dyer Gail Callahan shows you a variety of simple techniques to turn plain, outdated, or leftover yarn into vibrant “new” fibers using ovens, crockpots, frying pans, and other standard kitchen equipment. Detailed…  See more details below

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Discover the colorful joys of hand dyeing your own yarn and fleece. It’s easy, fun, and can be done right in your own kitchen! Self-taught dyer Gail Callahan shows you a variety of simple techniques to turn plain, outdated, or leftover yarn into vibrant “new” fibers using ovens, crockpots, frying pans, and other standard kitchen equipment. Detailed advice on color theory, self-striping, “grocery store” dyes, and handmade multicolor skeins make successful dyeing a cinch, even for complete beginners. 

Editorial Reviews

Knitty.com
As we’re heading into the bleak winter months here in the northern hemisphere, Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece is really a great companion to keep the color in your life. Following Callahan’s steps to create a safe dye studio, you could work your way through her exercises all the way to spring and keep yourself content with all the good stuff coming out of your dye pots.
From the Publisher
As we’re heading into the bleak winter months here in the northern hemisphere, Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece is really a great companion to keep the color in your life. Following Callahan’s steps to create a safe dye studio, you could work your way through her exercises all the way to spring and keep yourself content with all the good stuff coming out of your dye pots.
Library Journal
Callahan, who owns a successful hand-dyed yarn business, lets novices in on the tricks of the trade in this friendly introduction to dyeing your own fiber. Beginning dyers can gain confidence by dyeing fiber with simple kitchen equipment and no-hassle dyes such as powdered drink mixes, then move on to more sophisticated techniques and supplies. Rather than taking the usual fiber type/color theory/dyeing directions approach, Callahan jumps right into the dyeing and saves the descriptions of different fibers and color theory for later in the book—an approach that adds to the "you can do this!" feel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603426718
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
02/27/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
688,755
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

Gail Callahan discovered weaving in the 1990’s, leading her to a small business called The Kangaroo Weaver. A few years later, she began dyeing for personal use. The following year, Valley Yarns asked her to dye yarns exclusive to WEBS, America’s Yarn Store, in Northampton, Massachusetts. She now teaches dyeing at WEBS, and continues to dye for them as well as for her own business, The Kangaroo Dyer. She is the author of Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece

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Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece: Custom-Color Your Favorite Fibers with Dip-Dyeing, Hand-Painting, Tie-Dyeing, and Other Creative Techniques 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Knitting_in_Alaska More than 1 year ago
When I moved to Alaska and could only take 12 Rubbermaid totes with me, this book was a must have for my now very limited knitting library. Gail has covered many aspects of dyeing in this very colorful guide with easy to understand terms without repeating herself to the point of redundancy like most other books I have picked up. There is a technique for everyone from children to anyone seasoned in this art. The pictures are beautiful, inspirational, and relay the idea behind the directions. This is a must have for anyone looking to expand their knowledge in fiber arts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful resource for anyone interested in learning to dye yarn and fiber. The explanations and photographs are clear and easy to understand. I've tried several of Gail's methods and they all work. Her explanation of color theory is really helpful. I find this book very inspiring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book may well contain all I will ever need to know to dye almost any fiber. The directions are concise and easy to understand.
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Why dont you warn first If you dont sell out of US :( ( and I gave 1 star for you, not for book!