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Monday, April 25, 2016

The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 156

Episode 156 - Small Sweater



Shownotes

Dyeing/Business

Viewer Questions:

"A couple of immersion dyeing questions for you.
With the acid dyes that you use, do you find the colour deepens the longer you leave it in the dye bath? And, if so, do you find it a significant difference? And do your mixed colours change shades the longer they sit in the dye?
I use food safe dyes (food colouring, Kool Aid and Easter egg dye tablets), and I know with those dyes, the reds strike faster than the blues, so longer dye times can really impact the final colours."
"Photographing question. Now that I’ve learned some of the methods to dyeing thanks to your tutorials, can you please tell us how you photograph the finished product? Should it be in natural light, under bright lights, hiding under a sheet (yes tried that)? My pictures are not showing the true colors and its blowing it out, over saturating?"

Knitting
Wildes Meer by Voolenvine
Gynx Yarns Glitz Sock "Lucky"
Lapsang by Clare Devine
Another Crafty Girl Merino Bulky "Gamut
Anders by Sorren Kerr
Gynx Yarns Smooth Sport "Pumpkin Patch" and "Fog"
Stash Enhancement
Nomadic Yarns

Shop Update

Monday, April 4, 2016

The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 155

Episode 155 - Shawl Knitting Bug



Shownotes

Dyeing

Viewer Question: Dyeing Classes

Viewer Question: Podcast Interview Software
Mac Skype Recording Software

Viewer Question: Primaries vs. Premixed Colors

Knitting

Lumpy Space - Stephen West
Gynx Yarns Strong Sock: Fog, Graphite, Gunmetal Gray, Charcoal

Wildes Meer - Voolenvine Yarns
Gynx Yarns Glitz Sock "Lucky"

Le Mouelluex - Mina Philipp
Next on the needles?


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 154

Episode 154 - Whiskey or Tea?



Shownotes

What I'm Wearing

Aristida Shawl by Alexandra Beck

Dyeing

I answer viewer questions about fiber sources, dyeing sock blanks, sharing dyeing knowledge, and my artist background.

Knitting

Lumpy Space by Stephen West
Gynx Yarns Strong Sock: Fog, Gunmetal Gray, Charcoal, Graphite

Self Striping Sock
Gynx Yarns Glitz Sock

Memory Blanket

Podcasts I'm Loving

DanaDoodleKnits
Inside Number 23
Pinfeathers & Purls


Monday, February 29, 2016

The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 153

Episode 153 - Do As I Say, Not As I Do



Shownotes

Dyeing
Question #1: Gloves
Question #2: Salt (Links: Paula Burch, TRJ)

Knitting
Lumpy Space by Stephen West
Yarn: Gynx Yarns Strong Sock in Fog, Gunmetal Gray

Giveaway
Tuftwoolens Giveaway!

Shop Update
This week's shop update is March 1 at 7 pm Central



Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 152

Episode 152 - Immersion



Shownotes

Shownotes coming soon!

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 151

Episode 151 - Color Theory



Shownotes

Dye Tutorial Part 2 - Color Theory/Colorway Planning

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 150

Episode 150 - Magical Girl



Shownotes

Dyeing

Dyeing fail story

Knitting

Oolong by Clare Devine
Voolenvine Yarns Smitten DK "Angry Orchard"

Slade by Michele Wang
Gynx Yarns Merino Worsted

Vanilla Sock
Gynx Yarns Strong Sock "Pyreflies"
Gynx Yarns Glitz Sock "Magical Girl"

Shop Update

This week's shop update is Tuesday, January 26 at 7 pm Central

Monday, January 11, 2016

The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 149

Episode 149 - Goals



Shownotes

Dyeing

Viewer Questions:

Hi Laura! I’m sure this will come up in your future dyeing tutorials, but thought I’d ask. When you dye using the twisting and layering technique with immersion dyeing, do you wait for the skeins to cool down before you re-twist them in between layers? Or do you re-twist them while they’re still hot? I foolishly tried this technique with non-superwash yarn a while back and ended up felting my yarn :( I didn’t wait for the yarn to cool down between layers, and even though I tried to gently re-twist them, I’m guessing all the handling and the sudden changes in temperature contributed to the felting. - BellaChix

I am looking at niddy noddies and I don’t know which size to get. What size are the hanks you sell in your shop? - ThisPianoGirl

Knitting

Rowe by Michele Wang
Gynx Yarns Merino Worsted "Woodland Adventure"

Slade by Michele Wang
Gynx Yarns Merino Worsted

Lumpy Space by Stephen West

 Misc Crafting

Viewer Question:

I was curious… a VERY long time ago you showed a cross stitch that you got from the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. I recently got into cross stitching myself - did you ever do your’s? If so, I’d love to see the finished product! - lambnwolf

Gynx Yarns

Shop update on Tuesday, January 12 at 7 pm Central