|描述：||1 online resource (168 p. :) ill.|
|内容：||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 dyeing ; 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. Kangaroo mittens ; Rainbow-dipped baby sweater ; Infant cardigan and ruffled cap ; Neck ruffle ; Slouchy ballerina leg warmers ; Lace scarf ; Guy's ribbed hat ; Hidden-message socks ; Swatching your dyed yarns.
|责任：||Gail Callahan ; photography by John Polak.|
No crafter should feel limited by the yarn colors available in a favorite fiber shop ? not when it?s so fun and satisfying to hand-dye yarn and fleece right in the kitchen. Ultimate color control is now within the reach of anyone who loves yarn and fleece. In Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece, self-taught dyer Gail Callahan uses fiber, color, and heat to create exciting new yarns and yarn colors. Her recipe-style instructions lead readers through a variety of simple techniques that turn plain or outdated yarns into colorful fibers, customized by color and quantity for the project at hand. And there are even eight projects for knitters eager to use their new yarns. 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 stovetop kettle, a crockpot, a traditional oven, or even an electric frying pan ? Callahan covers every method. Dyeing doesn?t end with the simpler singlecolor methods. Adventurous crafters will find 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 the entire process achievable for complete beginners. A wonderful new skill that will appeal to enthusiastic knitters, crocheters, rug hookers, spinners, and weavers, hand dyeing is the next step in creating handmade fiber crafts from scratch.