Adventures in Dyeing, The Collected Works

I put all of my Adventures in Dyeing posts together on one convenient page for easy reference. I’ve also linked it to my sidebar under “Topics in Techniques”. Now you don’t need to search through archives to find the posts.

My own dye plans are progressing. I got the dyes I ordered. I got the yarn I ordered, decided the gauge was too fine, and ordered something different. That will arrive on Friday.

I’ve been sketching out different striping patterns. Trying to settle on something. I need to play with the dyes a bit, just to see what I get out of them. That should help me plan. I think I’m going for a mix of wide and narrow stripes. The wide stripes will be the base color. The narrow stripes will be accent colors. When I’m mixing my dye solutions, I’ll dye up some larger chunks of sample yarns and then I’ll line up strands as rows to play with striping ideas.

Update: Because Mari and Chris asked….I ordered some Jacquard acid dyes. And yes, one of them is purple.


  1. mari:

    whose dyes did you decide to go with…I’ve heard gaywool dyes are more user friendly than most

  2. Chris:

    Thanks for the handy dandy link! What dyes did you go with?

  3. Chris:

    Thanks for the info. I did have some great results with the Jacquard - my most “black purl”-like yarns to date.

  4. Aija:

    Just wanted to say thanks for your dying series, very interesting read and I’m sure it will be helpful by the time I break down and make my own warping board :)

  5. cathy:

    thank you sooo much for one page with all the links. you are awesome!!! thanks again! cant wait to try! cw

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