Dyeing Wool

Oh the fun!

Dyeing is one of my favorite things to do.  I’m constantly figuring out different ways to do it, attempting various effects and new color combinations.

Dyeing Techniques:

There are many methods for dyeing wool.  One method is to dye the wool before carding as I did with this wool designed for needle-felters:

Or dye it after carding:


Many people like to dye yarn after it is completed, as I did with this one:

But usually I prefer to dye each strand separately and then ply them together.  This gives even more variations of color within the yarn.

I’m sure you’ll develop your own favorite method and effect too!

There are many, many techniques for dyeing wool, and there are many good books to give ideas and hints. My advice would be to start with your public library. Once you learn a technique that works, experimenting with color variations has the potential for many years of fun!

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