H and dyeing yarn and fleece callahan gail. Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece by GAIL CALLAHAN 2019-01-25

H and dyeing yarn and fleece callahan gail Rating: 9,8/10 1790 reviews

Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece: Dip

h and dyeing yarn and fleece callahan gail

Dyeing can be done in a microwave oven, a sturdy stovetop kettle, a crackpot, a traditional oven, or even an electric frying pan - Callahan covers every method. You almost feel as if you are there experiencing th I have almost every book on spinning, weaving and dyeing that's out there and thought this sounded good to add to my library. It's easy, fun, and can be done right in your own kitchen! Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece Author: Gail Callahan Fiber, color, and heat is all that is needed to create exciting new yarn colors. And there are even eight projects for knitters eager to use their new yarns. 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. This book also includes instructions for designing self-striping and multicolored yarns with dip-dyeing, tie-dyeing, hand-painting, and other inventive techniques. Detailed advice on colour theory and types of dyes, including food colours and other 'grocery store' dyes, make the entire process achievable for complete beginners.

Next

Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece

h and dyeing yarn and fleece callahan gail

Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Strangly enough, I usually find note sections added to books to be pointless and this is the one instance that I wish a notes section had been added so I could write down formulas as I was dying. But that's a problem of expectations, not a problem with the book. Apply your dream shade to natural coloured yarns and fleece and transform outdated yarns with fresh new colours. The author covers various methods. In Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece, self-taught dyer Gail Callahan uses fiber, color, and heat to create exciting new yarns and yarn colors. Adventurous crafters will find instructions for designing self-striping and multicolored yarns with dip-dyeing, tie-dyeing, hand-painting, and other inventive techniques. I started reading it one morning then had to stop to do other things, but it was so good I went back to it in the evening and didn't put it down until I finished it near midnight! I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in dyeing yarn or fiber.

Next

HAND DYEING YARN AND FLEECE

h and dyeing yarn and fleece callahan gail

It leaves no question unanswered. Following Callahan's steps to create a safe dye studio, you could work your way through her exercises all the way to spring and keep yourself content with all the good stuff coming out of your dye pots. Honest to goodness the best beginner's dyeing book I've read. It wasn't as in-depth as I'd hoped. Ultimate color control is now within the reach of anyone who loves yarn and fleece. Ultimate color control is now within the reach of anyone who loves yarn and fleece. Standard kitchen equipment is all that's needed to set up a kitchen dye shop.

Next

Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece

h and dyeing yarn and fleece callahan gail

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. I would have liked to get some informations how to mix 'difficult' colors like apricot or shades of brown from the primary colors of the different brands which can be hard sometimes. And there are even 8 projects for knitters eager to use thier new yarns. Patterns for knitting with colorful yarns included. I have tried a few of them now with great success.

Next

Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece: Custom

h and dyeing yarn and fleece callahan gail

You almost feel as if you are there experiencing the dyeing process right along with the author. I've found this true of other books as well and can't figure out why they make it more convoluted than it needs to be. Like I said, I'm excited to try some of it! Detailed advice on colour theory and types of dyes, including food colours and other 'grocery store' dyes, make the entire process achievable for complete beginners. No crafter should feel limited by the yarn colours available in a favourite fibre shop not when it's so fun and satisfying to hand-dye yarn and fleece right in the kitchen. I am looking forward to trying more experiments! Standard kitchen equipment is all that's needed to set up a kitchen dye shop. There are many terrific tips to make dyeing easier and pleasing.

Next

Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece

h and dyeing yarn and fleece callahan gail

At any rate, this book discusses various techniques and uses very readily-available equipment, making the whole thing very accessible. The photographs are outstanding and her method of teaching about color with her ingenious color grid and grains of rice is fantastic! Dyeing is fun and there are many techniques to try out! Ultimate color control is now within the reach of anyone who loves yarn and fleece. 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. I learned more from surfing YouTube for an hour. The author covers dyeing in a microwave, on the stovetop, in a crock pot, the oven and an electric skillet. There are eight interesting knitting projects spanning various levels of experience with directions and a full color picture of the finished item. Dyeing can be done in a microwave oven, a sturdy stove top kettle, a crackpot, a traditional oven, or even an electric frying pan.

Next

Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece: Custom

h and dyeing yarn and fleece callahan gail

The photographs are outstanding and her method of teaching about color with her ingenious color grid and grains of rice is fantastic! I started reading it one morning then had to stop to do other things, but it was so good I went back to it in the evening and didn't put it down until I finished it near midnight! And there are even 8 projects for knitters eager to use thier new yarns. Industry Reviews As we re heading into the bleak winter months here in the northern hemisphere, Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece is really a great companion to keep the color in your life. I picked up a few ideas and tips, but nothing that's going to have a huge impact on how I dye. I have plenty of knitting and crochet patterns, what I wanted was more matter with less art. Adventurous crafters will find instructions for designing self-striping and multicolored yarns with dip-dyeing, tie-dyeing, hand-painting, and other inventive techniques. Dyeing doesn't end with the simpler single-colour methods. For the time being, I'll have to stick to food-based dyes, I think, since I simply don't have room in my kitchen for extra supplies to use for anything potentially toxic.

Next

HAND DYEING YARN AND FLEECE

h and dyeing yarn and fleece callahan gail

Glad that I decided for an English book. Standard kitchen equipment is all that's needed to set up a kitchen dye shop. When I got near the end of the book and saw the pattern for kangaroo mittens, it finally clicked - this woman must be The Kangaroo Dyer!! Well written, beautiful photos, concise instructions and a variety of techniques can all be found in this book. Very visual guide to dying yarn and comes in a spiral-bound format that lays flat! Mix dye to create a whole color wheel. Very good book on dyeing yarn, but I found the basic techniques to be more involved than what i do. I have been dyeing fiber for a couple years now, yet still found several of the things she mentioned to be new and helpful.

Next