Multi-color Crock-pot Dyeing with Greener Shades Acid Dyes

Whether you are a new to spinning, or well acquainted with your wheel, we've all seen those beautiful hand-dyed merino braids on display on the local yarn store. Etsy is also filled with pages and pages of spectacular fiber dyeing talent. I have bought tons of them. I'm a sucker for color, and they look so beautiful it has to be some sort of special technique they  are using, right? Wrong.

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Alpaca Series 2: Single Color Crock-pot Dying Alpaca

Alpaca yarn is one of my favorites to crochet with. The natural colors are so beautiful, and vary from animal to animal. I love working with natural colors, but sometimes you just need a bright color to light up your project, or your mood while working on your project.

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Alpaca Series 1: Storing & Cleaning Fresh From the Farm Alpaca Fleece

I am fortunate enough to know someone with an alpaca farm. When I got into spinning a little over two years ago, she was kind enough to send me boxes of her boys' fleece. As a new spinner, I realized I had no idea what to do with it. It was carefully packaged up so it wouldn't get dusty, filled with bugs, or moldy, then it went in the top of my closet. I was terrified of ruining it all.

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Single Color Crock-pot Dyeing With Greener Shades Acid Dyes

When I bought this set two years ago, I was definitely an environmentally conscious dyeing newbie. I wanted to dye fun fiber colors to spin on my new wheel. I quickly discovered spinning was not an easy hobby to have when my two year old was out to destroy all pre-drafted fiber and break her fingers in the wheel.

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