Yarns to Dye For Paperback – Illustrated, May 1, 2005
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- Item Weight : 13.6 ounces
- Paperback : 96 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1931499810
- ISBN-13 : 978-1931499811
- Product Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.3 x 9 inches
- Publisher : Interweave; Illustrated Edition (May 1, 2005)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #311,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I spin my own yarn and wanted to branch into more detailed dyeing techniques, but you can use a dye a commercially-made sock yarn, if you prefer. "Yarns to Dye For" provides the methods, color schemes and examples to start down the road to creating your own self-patterning yarns. I gave it a "4" only because I want MORE and this book is more about the author's examples than branching off to making your own creative yarns.
Once you have a little knowledge in dying, you will be able to create your own colorways with just some fairly inexpensive materials, a little time, experimentation and space. My biggest problem was finding a place to wind my 40 foot skeins.
If you are a novice dyer, you may want to start with something a little more simple, but it won't take you long to step up to this. There are some patterns included and she also give "recipes" for the colorways shown in the book... INCLUDING the now famous on Yahoo Sock Knitters... The self patterning watermelon yarn!
the author threw in a bunch of patterns with a recipe method that will allow you to replicate their results somewhat, but I don't want to replicate their results, I want my own. For getting folks started on dyeing, this book will be just as good as any other dyeing book, but would not be my first recommendation.
The patterns are also a little disappointing.