Reviewed by: Janette has been knitting and crocheting for over 60 years, she also spins and dyes her own wool.

Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece: Custom-Color Your Favorite Fibers with Dip-Dyeing, Hand-Painting, Tie-Dyeing, and Other Creative Techniques by Gail Callahan. Storey Publishing, LLC; Spi edition (January 8, 2010).

If you ever wanted to play with dyes or even seriously set up a small craft business of your own in which you need to dye your materials, this is the book for you. The book covers everything, from the setting up of where you intend to work, safety features and record keeping of the various methods you used to achieve your project results.

There are well set out instructions for dyeing different fibres, with good photos of the results – I found that ones hand was virtually being held all the way through the book.

“Out of the pot, onto your needles!” Is chapter 6 – turning your hand dyed yarn into finished projects. The book itself is designed to inspire from the most amateur to fully experienced crafts person into experimenting with colour and methods to get you started into dyeing your own fibre. Very inspirational!


Yuki shows us how to dye with homegrown indigo – fascinating.

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