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Dyeing by the Numbers

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Back in stock as of August 2023!, Version 4

Redesigned and upgraded to cover all the questions I have received over the past several years. If you did not understand the “Code” before, give this version a read.

  • Spiral bound, lays flat when you need it to
  • 103 pages, see Table of Contents, below,  for details
  • Includes free pattern for color wheel shown on cover
  • Recipes are for PRO Chem dyes, just 5 of them, and the methods can be used for ANY type of dye.

Swatches will be available by June 2024.

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Product Description

This book was completely re-written in July 2023.  I simplified the recipe pages and rewrote whole sections of text based on questions I have received over the past several years.  The book is now double the size it was.

This is more than just a recipe book. The bulk of this book, over 100 pages, is about how to dye wool for rug hooking. While the recipes are designed for use with PRO Chem dyes, the methods explained can be used with any commercial dye designed for dyeing wool. 103 pages.

Dyeing by the numbers color key for dyeing wool

Table of Contents

Table of Contents, page 1 from Dyeing by the Numbers by Cindi Gay Table of Contents, page 2 from Dyeing by the Numbers by Cindi Gay

Testimonials

I am new to dyeing . I am not new to rug hooking. My wife thought that rather than waiting for wool that I have ordered, I should be able to buy the dye and do it myself. I looked around on the internet for instructions and found this book and ordered it. The book itself is easy to read and clearly is easy to follow. The author explains everything and there are options there as well. I come from a chemistry background. My undergraduate degree is in chemistry and from that stand point, the instructions are clear. On the cover there is a most excellent presentation of color swatches from formulas found in the book. I have made two of them and the colors are great. In fact they are going to be in my present rug. I was looking for a certain color and there it was . Right on the cover of the book and I followed the instructions inside. This really is worth getting. You will refer to it all the time. I, by the way, have it right on my dye kitchen bench for referral.

-Joseph

 

After receiving your set of dyebooks I couldn’t put them down. So very interesting! I consider myself an intermediate dyer, but learned so much in these books. I am changing my method of dyeing to your way. I did things because people told me to, not knowing why. Your books explain everything so clearly and accurately and with wonderful results every time. I especially love your “speed swatch method” of dyeing, and plan to dye with it again today for the folds in a dress I’m hooking. It’s so simple, and makes sense. Also, your method of hooking trees is so simple and effective, I asked myself “Why didn’t I think of that?” So simple, and they always turn out perfectly.
Thank you for your wonderful simple contribution to rug hooking.

-Marilyn

Additional Information

Weight10.6 oz
Dimensions11 × 9 × .5 in
book add-ons

Book Only, Book and Laminated Sheet, Book & Swatches, Book, Laminated Sheet & Swatches, Swatches Only, Laminated Sheet Only

2 reviews for Dyeing by the Numbers

  1. Joseph Toubes (verified owner)

    I am new to dyeing . I am not new to rug hooking. My wife thought that rather than waiting for wool that I have ordered, I should be able to buy the dye and do it myself. I looked around on the internet for instructions and found this book and ordered it. The book itself is easy to read and clearly is easy to follow. The author explains everything and there are options there as well. I come from a chemistry background. My undergraduate degree is in chemistry and from that stand point, the instructions are clear. On the cover there is a most excellent presentation of color swatches from formulas found in the book. I have made two of them and the colors are great. In fact they are going to be in my present rug. I was looking for a certain color and there it was . Right on the cover of the book and I followed the instructions inside. This really is worth getting. You will refer to it all the time. I, by the way, have it right on my dye kitchen bench for referral.

  2. Marilyn (verified owner)

    After receiving your set of dyebooks I couldn’t put them down. So very interesting! I consider myself an intermediate dyer, but learned so much in these books. I am changing my method of dyeing to your way. I did things because people told me to, not knowing why. Your books explain everything so clearly and accurately and with wonderful results every time. I especially love your “speed swatch method” of dyeing, and plan to dye with it again today for the folds in a dress I’m hooking. It’s so simple, and makes sense. Also, your method of hooking trees is so simple and effective, I asked myself “Why didn’t I think of that?” So simple, and they always turn out perfectly.
    Thank you for your wonderful simple contribution to rug hooking.

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Table of Contents

  • Welcome to my Dye Kitchen
  • Why I wrote this book
  • The Basics
  • Quick Start
    • Natural v. Commercial
    • Brands Available
    • Equipment
    • Setting up your Work Area
    • Documentation
    • Without Dye Spoons (Using Premix)
    • The “Code”
    • Recipe Testing
    • Basic Science
    • Mottled or Smooth
  • Methods
    • Pre-Preparing
    • Basic Steps for Open Pan Dyeing
    • Reality Check
    • Dip Dyeing
    • Speed Swatch Method
    • Spot or Casserole Dyeing
    • Jar Dyeing for Gradation Swatches
    • Transitional Gradation Swatches
    • Abrashing
    • Painting
    • Transcolor
    • Stamping
    • Tie Dyeing
    • Yarn
    • Troubleshooting
  • Recipes
    • Basic Color Wheel Colors
    • Altering recipes
    • How to Use the Recipes
    • Color Star Legend
    • The recipes
    • Color Star Pattern
  • About the Author
  • Resources

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