HAND DYEING YARN AND FLEECE
Author: Gail Callahan
Don’t limit yourself to the colors available in stores — find out how fun and satisfying it is to hand-dye yarn and fleece right in your own kitchen! Self-taught dyer Gail Callahan shows you various simple techniques that turn plain, outdated, or leftover yarns into colorful “new” fibers — exactly the color and quantity you want.
Standard kitchen equipment is all you need; you can dye in a microwave oven, a stovetop kettle, a crockpot, a traditional oven, or even an electric frying pan — Callahan covers it all. She also includes instructions for designing self-striping and multicolored yarns with dip-dyeing, tie-dyeing, hand-painting, and other inventive techniques. Detailed advice on color theory and types of dyes, including food colors and other “grocery store” dyes, make successful dyeing easy for complete beginners.