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  • When to add the vinegar: how to achieve solid colors and special effect, saving money on vinegar.
  • Is your yarn dyeable? Three easy ways to find out.
  • How lightfast are food dyes: which food colors to use if your worried about fading and how they stack up to professional acid-dyes. Instructions on how to test your own food colors in the sun.
  • What do you mean by that word? Crocking? Halos? What's it all mean?
  • How to dye several yarns that go together. A page of hints and a video.
  • How to save money on food color, yarn, vinegar and heat.
  • How to hand paint yarn, the fast way with jars of dye. A great video.
  • How to immersion dye with plastic baggies and the microwave. Bonus how to make fortified Kool-Aid. And page of hints and a video.
  • Four different dyeing techniques on wool wrapped nylon. See how over-dyeing, hand-painting, gradient and dip dyeing change the look of one brand of yarn.
  • Solar Dyeing in a jar. A simple set-up letthe yarn dye itself.
  • Making pastel colors. Expand the number of colors you can make by two - full strength and pastel. 2 pages of Wilton pastel colors and instructions.
  • Red Food Color for Dyeing Wool Yarn
    Hints for using red food color, why you might want to use red 40.
  • Which Black Food Color Should You Use to Dye Wool Yarn?
    Should you use McCormick drops or Wilton black food color? Photos of dyed yarn and hints.
  • Blue Food Color Dyeing Wool Yarn
    Which brand of blue food color to use to dye wool yarn. Why blue brakes or halos. Photos of yarn dyed with Wilton and Kool-Aid.
  • 3 Wonderful Ways to Color Wool Yarn With Green Food Dye
    Wonderful green food color dyed yarn - overdye yellow or blue wool yarn, mix your own green or straight out of the package.
  • Skeining and dyeing mini-hanks. Whether your making samples for reference or small hanks for a beekeepers quilt, this is the page for you.
  • Recycle wool sweater sleeves into knitted blanks.
  • Creating a Scrapbook. Made with real yarn scraps! Keep track of your formulas in a tiny space.
  • Have a bunch of mini-hanks that you want to have handy, but they end up in a big snarl? How to tame your collection.
  • Make darker colors, start with a gray base yarn.
  • Breaking Black Wilton. A page of hints and a video with the Kool-est music ever!
  • Breaking Violet, Purple and other colors. Instructions and photos.
  • Hints on selecting the correct type of base yarn, and examples of base yarns dyed red and blue and also self-stripping hanks.
  • You can dye wool/nylon blend yarn with food color. And you can dye a pair of nylons to put on your legs. Find out how.
  • How to dye your own fleece for felting.
  • Keeping your yarn out of big, nasty knots. Hints on making hanks.

Videos

Food Color Brand Pages

  • Dyeing with AmeriColor
    Yarn dyeing with AmeriColor Soft Gel Paste. Photos and Hints.
  • Kool-Aid Dyeing is Easy and Fun
    Every thing you need for Kool-Aid dyeing (except the wool yarn) is in the packet. Instructions, photos and hints.
  • Kool-Aid Formulas
    Kool-Aid formulas to create 135 different colors. Photos of wool samples dyed with Kool-Aid. Find a shade you want and get the recipe.
  • McCormick Formulas and Photos
    McCormick formulas to create 36 different colors. Photos of wool samples dyed with McCormick. Find a shade you want and get the recipe.
  • Wilton Formulas
    Wilton formulas for over 100 colors. Use Wilton icing gel to dye your wool yarn. Works for silk and nylon, too.
  • Wilton Single Jars with Color samples
  • Wilton 12 jar set

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Overdyeing Colored Yarn

Pages by Color

  • Dye your own Camo yarn. Formulas for greens, browns, grays and tans.
  • Blue Formulas and Photos
    45 glorious blue formulas of food color with Kool-Aid, Wilton, McCormick and Egg dye. Photos and instructions on dyeing wool yarn, works with roving and fleece, too.
  • Green Formulas, the Best of the Bunch
    Over 50 green formulas of food colors. Photos and Instructions on dyeing wool yarn green.
  • Purple Formulas for Food Colors
    Purple formulas and photos for dyeing wool yarn with food colors.
  • Dye Hot Fashion Colors Yourself
    Step-by-step directions to dye the latest fashion colors on wool yarn with food coloring.
  • Halloween Color Formulas. Dyeing black, orange and purple isn't scary at all.
  • Red Food Color for Dyeing Wool Yarn
    Not enough variety in your stash of red wool yarn? Use red food color to make dozens of shades.
  • Which Black Food Color Should You Use to Dye Wool Yarn?
    Should you use McCormick drops or Wilton black food color? Photos of dyed yarn and hints.
  • Blue Food Color Dyeing Wool Yarn
    Which brand of blue food color to use to dye wool yarn. Why blue brakes or halos. Photos of yarn dyed with Wilton and Kool-Aid.
  • 3 Wonderful Ways to Color Wool Yarn With Green Food Dye
    Wonderful green food color dyed yarn - overdye yellow or blue wool yarn, mix your own green or straight out of the package.


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