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A Nonthreatening Introduction to Dyeing: Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece

hand dyeing yarn and fleece

I grew up sewing, knitting, and crocheting, so most of the alpaca fiber activities I’ve engaged in have seemed very natural to me.  Not so with dyeing fiber.  I was involved with alpacas for a full ten years before I finally got up the nerve to even begin to try dyeing my own fiber and yarn.  It just all seemed so technical and mysterious:  managing the pH of the fiber, getting the heat right, mixing the dye to get the color I wanted.  There were too many variables to content with.

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