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Friday, February 18, 2011

A New Book!

I am a sucker for a good "how to" book, so when I saw, Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece by Gail Callahan, I couldn't resist!  It's the perfect guide for anyone who might be interested in dyeing their own wool yarn or fleece.  It has easy to follow step-by-step directions for many different dyeing techniques including hand-painting, dip-dyeing, self-striping and several others.  I can hardly wait to try them all!  I have all of the supplies ready and this weekend I'm going to pack them up along with a few other things (including Papa) and we're going to the lil' cowboy's house for a visit!  The plan is for the men to do some lil' cowboy wranglin' while we women folk hang out in the kitchen dyeing yarn...it should be a fun weekend!

6 comments:

Noell said...

LOL! Can't forget Papa!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Wow...that does sound like a lot of fun. I'd rather dye yarn that be bucked off a horse every day of the week. And the smell...ok...I'm not really a farm girl....I can't take the pungent smells.

Hugs,
Kelly

Needled Mom said...

How fun!!!! I can't wait to see what you do.

Julia said...

A lady from our arts council teaches a unit to 4th graders about fiber arts. They dye wool yarn with Kool Aid. It only took a few minutes and turned out beautifully! It seemed really easy.

Barb said...

Can't wait to hear the reviews on this book, sounds interesting...

Dora, the Quilter said...

Oh, wonderful! I can hardly wait to see the results of your dye-ing!

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