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Hand dyeing yarn and fleece : dip-dyeing, hand-painting, tie-dyeing, and other creative techniques

Author: Gail Callahan; John Polak
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides photo-illustrated, step-by-step instructions to dye yarns to customize colors, create self-striping and multicolored yarns, or update outdated yarns with new colors.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gail Callahan; John Polak
ISBN: 9781603424684 1603424687
OCLC Number: 313665513
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 164) and index.
Description: 168 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: A very reasonable craft. The Big Three : fiber, color heat --
Your dye studio. Setting up your studio ; Safety first ; Be environmentally responsible ; Organizing your supplies ; Heat sources --
Fibers to dye for. What to expect from protein fibers ; The many elements that affect dye color ; Preparing fiber for the dyebath --
Dyes to try. Types of dyes ; Some dying warm ups ; Playing with grocery-store dyes ; Simple handpaint method : monochromatic --
Color power. Finding your color comfort zone ; Searching for a variant of the color wheel ; Tweaking your color combinations --
No-fear dyeing. Simple handpaint method : multicolor ; Dipping for shades ; Dip-and-dye : multicolored ; Handpainting a silk cap ; Handpainting a wool roving ; An injection of color ; Dunkin' cones ; Basic immersion ; Half-and-half immersion dying ; Drip-paint-immersion combo ; Basic tie-dyeing ; Tip-dye/drip-dye combo ; 2-step immersion : monochrome ; 3-step immersion : multicolored ; Parking meter yarn ; Mozzarella-style dyeing ; Knit, dye, unknit, knit --
Show-off patterns.
Other Titles: Yarn and fleece
Responsibility: Gail Callahan ; photography by John Polak.

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Standard kitchen equipment is all that's needed to set up a kitchen dye shop. Dyeing can be done in a microwave oven, a sturdy stove top kettle, a crackpot, a traditional oven, or even an electric  Read more...

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