Resources for Dyeing Wool

Just a quick follow-up to my dyeing post–these are some of the resources I found helpful while deciding how to dye my last batch of yarn.

Using a Slow Cooker

Leethal’s post on using Kool-Aid and a slow cooker to dye yarn was very helpful the first time I dyed yarn. She uses multiple colors to produce variegated yarn–a technique I haven’t been brave enough to try yet.

Getting a Hand-Painted Look

Julie Theaker’s article at Knitty covers three different techniques. I used her slow cooker dip dye method on my most recent dyeing project and it came out beautifully.

Using a Microwave

Nell’s Instructable has some great photos and covers the technique of using a microwave. It’s a little more hands on than using a slow cooker, but definitely faster.

Getting the Right Color

It’s hard to see how the color in your dye pot will translate to yarn, but the has formulas for Kool-Aid, Wilton, and McCormick along with pictures of yarn samples. They also have a wide array of videos and tutorials for branching out.