Dye the Hot Fashion Colors

Tired of waiting for yarn companies to catch up with the latest Pantone fashion colors?

Stop waiting.

You can dye your own wool yarn with food color.

With your own base yarn and the step-by-step directions found at the links below.

2012 Color of the Year

Tangerine tango photos and recipes. How to make this color with Kool-Aid, Wilton icing gel and McCormick and Great Value food color drops.



Spring 2012 Colors

You can find these 10 colors:

  • Solar Power (yellow)
  • Bellflower (purple)
  • Cabaret (red)
  • Sodalite Blue
  • Margarita (green)
  • Sweet Lilac (pink)
  • Driftwood (gray)
  • Cockatoo (blue)
  • Starfish (brown) on this page

Fall 2011 Colors

You can find these 9 colors:

  • Bamboo (yellow)
  • Cedar (green)
  • Coffee (brown)
  • Deep Teal (blue)
  • Emberglow (coral)
  • Honeysuckle (pink)
  • Nougat (brown)
  • Phlox (purple)
  • Quarry (blue gray) on this page.


Spring 2011 Colors

You can find these 10 colors:

  • Beeswax (orange)
  • Blue Curacao (green)
  • Coral Rose (orange)
  • Honeysuckle (pink)
  • Lavender
  • Peapod (green)
  • Regatta (blue)
  • Russet (brown)
  • Silver Cloud (pink)
  • Silver Peony (pink) on this page.


Fall 2010 Colors

You can find these 9 colors:

  • Golden Glow (orange)
  • Living Coral (red)
  • Purple Orchid
  • Lagoon (blue)
  • Endive (yellow)
  • Lipstick (red)
  • Rose Dust (pink)
  • Woodbine (green)
  • Lucite Green (green) on this page.

Formulas for these colors use Kool-Aid, Wilton, McCormick, Klass drink mix and mixtures. Every page has two photos of sample hanks, what food color is used to make each color, advice on complex colors, hints on measurements and instructions.



See our lovely Videos. Including Self-striping, Hand-paint, Immersion, Kool-Aid formulas, Undertones and Breaking Black.

Biggie bunches of dyeing instructions. When to use vinegar, what words mean, making pastel colors, gray baseyarn, dyeing nylon and more!

With 90 pages, it's easy to loose track. Try our handy site map.

Boggle your eyes with our reader's photos.

Can't get enough of purple? Here's a whole site worth of formulas collected on one page - with photos, of course.

Do you have ugly yarn hidden in your stash? Or maybe a few spare yards left-over from another project. We have colored baseyarn overdyed with food color.


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