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. . . .

A Fast Way to Dye Rug Hooking Wool

Yesterday you saw how my kitchen counter looks after several days of dyeing. Life often gets in the way so I have developed a method that helps me to get at least a batch or two done even on the busiest days.

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Dyeing Rug Hooking Wool is Messy

This post is for Hilda in Olive Branch, MS. Hilda is thinking about getting into dyeing. I hope this does not scare you off, Hilda.

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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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Measurements for Dyeing Made Easy

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Need to double fractions or cut them in half or quarter for wool dye recipes? Try this easy method. I spent the weekend in Centerville, OH with my good friend, Sue Ellen Fox.  In the evening we got to talking about dyeing.  Measurements can be really confusing.  Make them simpler by using a number line.  […]

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Dye Methods: Marbelizing Wool

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As promised yesterday, here is the information on the marbelizing method.  Follow this quick recipe: Place wool that you have rolled and twisted into a large pan. Cover with water. Add a healthy dose of soap.  I prefer Ivory dish soap, but laundry soap will work also.  Just be sure it does NOT have bleach.  […]

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Alaina helps me dye again

Here is Ally helping my get ready to dye today. The bottom picture is of Ally several years ago when she helped me test my dye book colors. Notice the difference in her height. She is officially taller than me.

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