Dyeing to tell you a Yarn

Busy making as much as I can for Etsy Made Local. I have been experimenting with natural dyes on cotton yarn. This is a batch of 100% cotton yarn dyed using natural pigment extracted from black beans. I first boiled the un-dyed yarn for 45 mins in a water and alum (aluminum potassium sulfate) bath. … Continue reading Dyeing to tell you a Yarn

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The One Where I Attempt To Unravel The Mysteries Of Wool (Or Yarn)

I like wool. A lot. But many, many a time I have been left staring at the computer screen only knowing that I wanted really thin wool, but maybe I really need yarn? And do I want fingering or sock? And what's Aran? And why have they named wool after the monkey in Nintendo?? Stop. … Continue reading The One Where I Attempt To Unravel The Mysteries Of Wool (Or Yarn)