Measurements for Dyeing Made Easy

March 12, 2009 2 comments | Updated March 12, 2018

Written by Cindi Gay

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.  Remember those from elementary math class?


Now keep in mind that every time you double a recipe you make it one shade darker.  When you cut the measurement in half you make it one shade lighter.

To increase 1/64 tsp. so that it is two shades darker, measure 1/16:

64-to-161To make the measurements larger, move to the right.  To make them smaller or lighter, move to the left.

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