Last year, I shared how I've previously dye my own yarns with food colour gels in the microwave, but there are a number of other methods that work really well, including using a slow cooker. One of these ways is using a slow cooker and if I'm honest, this is one method I find a… Continue reading Dying Yarn – Slow Cooker
I was super excited when I saw that May’s Knitcrate was a Blank Canvas theme and included 2 skeins of undyed yarns and 2 packets of Kool-Aid. I've dabbled with food gel colours to dye yarns for a few years now but I've never tried Kool-Aid, mainly because it's not readily available here in the… Continue reading Knit Crate’s Blank Canvas
There's a definite luxuriousness about hand dyed yarns. From the stunning fibres used (is there seriously anything softer than alpaca?!) to the gorgeous colourways that can be achieved (speckles! Gorgeous, gorgeous speckles!), the choices are simply endless. From searching for indie dyers on Instagram (prepare to fall down the rabbit hole of stunning yarns!) to seeing… Continue reading 12 Months of Yarn – 6 Months In
We may be only half way through the February, but it's already turning into such an exciting month! Coupled with various celebrations later on in the month, I also launched my Rainbow Ripples Blanket in my Etsy and Ravelry store. When the lovely folk over at Knitting Network got in touch to see if I… Continue reading Rainbow Ripples Yarn Packs
Yes!! That's right! With food colouring! 😄 I didn't believe this would work when I first tried it oh-so many years ago, but it did and now I'm afraid to say that I may be a little bit obsessed! The first time I did this, I bought a few skeins of yarn from eBay, figuring… Continue reading Dye Your Own Yarn!