I love hand-dyeing my own yarn! Whenever I finish a new project people ooh and ahh and try to figure out what kind of yarn it is, not realizing it’s the same yarn they see here in the store but with my own personal touch.
Many beginning dyers feel daunted by taking on hand dyeing at home because they aren’t ready to commit to having a bunch of equipment just for dyeing. This is why kitchen safe dyes are so wonderful for beginners. Kitchen safe dyes include all sorts of food coloring that you can find right in the grocery store such as liquid food coloring, icing dyes, and even Kool-Aid. Because these are all food based dyes, its safe to use the same pots and utensils that you use for cooking. You can even use your microwave! Click here for a Lion Brand Notebook How-To post on microwave dyeing.
Here’s a tip for dyeing at home: keep your eye out for common household items that you can use to apply dye. Spray bottles, brushes, or squirt-guns can all be used to get different looks in the finished yarn.
In this class we will talk about how to work with each different type of dye as well as color theory and how to get different types of effects in your yarn. You will also get the chance to do some experimenting with mixing colors and hand-painting your own yarn.
To book this class online, click here.
Kitchen Safe Yarn Dyeing