The Yarn Lover’s Guide to Hand Dyeing

For rich, unique yarns of your very own creation, The Yarn Lover’s Guide to Hand Dyeing is your essential go-to guide.

Now you can create gorgeous, unique, handpainted yarns in your very own kitchen. In this practical guide to dyeing yarn at home, you’ll learn simple techniques for creating beautiful, colorful yarns–and pick up some new patterns to highlight your new hues along the way.

Fiber artist, knitter, and teacher Linda LaBelle provides her own valuable expertise and insight and gives readers a peek into a typical day in the lives of seven professional hand dyers through lush photographs and personal interviews in which they share their thoughts, advice, and sometimes dyeing secrets!

Laura’s Review:  I liked this book, and I would recommend it for someone contemplating trying to dye fiber for the first time.  I think it is a good overview of various techniques, without over-emphasis on any one technique.  Experienced dyers will still find some tips and ideas, as well a some possible projects.  I enjoyed the embedded interviews with professional dyers, and could relate to their struggle to find time for their work, animals, fiber, family, and creativity.  Most of the stories were inspirational and all were fun to read.  The photography in this book is beautifully done.

The Weaving, Spinning, and Dyeing Book (Paperback)

This big, beautiful book with 435 illustrations is the clearest and most comprehensive ever published on the subject–explains everything the expert or beginner needs to know on how to weave, spin, and dye.