cindi gay No progress in the studio yet. Dave hurt his back so we are taking a time out. I need the base molding installed before I put up shelving. This may have to wait until after Christmas. . . .

Dyeing wool using the season’s hottest colors using PRO Chem dyes

Fall 2012 rug hooking dye recipe for chartreuse

Information on how to dye your rug hooking wool in the colors for fall 2012 based on Pantone’s latest forecast.

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The easy way to duller wool – How to penny dye

Pennies used for dyeing wool

Easily change the look of wool you use for rug hooking using simple ingredients like pennies and ammonia. Detailed instructions.

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How to Marry Rug Hooking Wool

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I recommend this method to beginning dyers. It gives you a chance to alter wool without buying commercial dyes. This method will make recycled solid wool more useable. Put your wool in a pot and fill it with enough water to cover the wool. If your pot is large enough you can add all the […]

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How to Rip New Wool (off the bolt) for Dyeing

Measure 18" - 36"

The information below is an excerpt from my book, Dyeing by the Numbers. Decide how long of a strip you want to hook. I prefer 36” (1 yard) but will occasionally dye 18” for smaller projects.

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How to Dye Wool for Rug Hooking: Getting Started

Wool dye recipe colors for Dyeing by the Numbers

Dyeing your own wool for rug hooking is hard work but it can be very rewarding.

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Dyeing Basics: The Science of Dyeing Wool for Rug Hooking

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I will have the dye pots out for the month of April. This is when I prepare for all the workshops I will be teaching the rest of the year. It’s not a perfect process and I will usually have to get them out again throughout the year, but only for specific jobs. Here are […]

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To dye or not to dye

Hand dyeing rug hooking wool

I received a question and thought I would answer it in a new post. I am a newbie to rug hooking, and have a slightly silly question. Do you buy undyed wool? Or do you over dye? New rug hookers are often frustrated when their rugs do not look the way they want them to. […]

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