The Yarn Lovers Guide to Hand Dyeing
Beautiful Color and Simple KnitsBook - 2007
Now you can create gorgeous, unique, handpainted yarns in your very own kitchen. In this practical guide to dyeing yarn at home, you ll learn simple techniques for creating beautiful, colourful yarns - and pick up some new patterns to highlight your new hues along the way. You ll learn a variety of hand-dyeing processes, including faux ikat, used to create a fun tie-dyed effect; quick stovetop techniques that yield tons of colour; space dyeing, which uses several colours to create a pattern; a way to dye already knitted pieces; and trouble-free methods for immersion and handpainting. There s also info on different types of dye and interviews and advice from seven professional hand dyers! Once you re finished, show off your rich and quirky new hues with 20 original knit and crochet patterns. Designs are easy yet sophisticated and include everything from ponchos to scarves and hats to arm warmers. You ll find clear instructions, entertaining projects and plenty of how-to tips.
Publisher: New York : Potter Craft, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 746.6041
Characteristics: 160 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.