We’re recording these episodes from our homes scattered across Portland, Oregon. We may be apart but our enthusiasm for all things yarn and crafting bring us together! Today, we’re taking a small departure from knitting or crochet to talk about dyeing yarns. No matter what craft you’re passionate about, being able to make your unique, custom colorway is an exciting and fun project that you can do at home with things you probably already have around the house!
First up, Regan and Hannah chat about natural dyes. You can get stunning washes of color from tree bark, spices, and common vegetables with just a little bit of time and effort. Regan shares his experiments with our Earthues dye kit and Hannah touches on some of her experience dyeing with flowers and other plants grown in the garden.
Next, Stacey and Lee chat about other dye techniques. From speckles to using kool aid to dye yarns, you’ll learn about what fun effects we’re seeing in yarns these days!
As always, if you have a question or want to talk about something you’re working on you can call in! Drop us a line at 360-334-4847and record your message, we’ll be checking our voicemail often and might be using your messages in future podcast episodes. We really love hearing from you. You can also record a Voice Memo on your phone and send that audio file to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, as always… happy knitting.
Mentioned in this episode:
Botanical Yarn Dyeing Journey
Earthues Botanical Dye Kit
Indigo Cotton Dye Kit
Indie Dyer Showcase
The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes
Knit Companion App
Jacquard Dye Kit
Jacquard Acid Yarn Dyes – 27 Colors
Greener Shades Acid Dye Kit
Dye Bare Yarn with Kool-Aid! blog post
Dyeing Yarn in a Crock Pot
Dyeing Self-Striping Yarn
From Another Place Crop Top
Cotton Dye Kit
0:00 Hannah’s Introduction
1:38 Hannah and Regan talk natural dyes
13:48 Listener Voicemail and follow up
15:44 Lee and Stacy talk acid-based dyes