This has been my most popular post ever. Links galore 🙂 So I put together a kit, just like the one I sent to my friends to use with this post, and added it to our eBay auctions. You can find it here:
I have three young friends who have been learning how to knit recently. I wish they could all come over to my house and dye yarn and fleece for a whole day. I love being able to invent exactly the right hues for a particular project, and it makes me so happy to watch children feel free and uninhibited with color.
I have a great dye set up here. Our laundry room is big, with ample storage, and right off the kitchen. But the acid dyes I use require caution, especially in their powder form, and the dyeing must be done with equipment that will never be used for cooking food again… Thankfully, there are food-safe, child-safe alternatives. And since I can’t easily have my young knitting friends over to dye yarn any time soon, I decided to send them everything they need to dye their own yarn in their own…
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