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xx   WOOL

How much dye can a dyebath dye ... ? Some tips on the useful life of a dyebath when dyeing wool fleece.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1985 (v.6#2) pg. 85

Technique for knotting yarn to identify the mordants used in dyeing.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1991 (v.12#4) pg. 17

The wonder of natural dyes. A description of scouring the wool, premordanting, general dyebath procedures and general rules for safe dye use.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #86 Spring 1991 (v.22#2) pg. 18

Cemetery lichen dyes. Instructions on identifying and removing lichens from tombstones for use in dyeing.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #87 Summer 1991 (v.22#3) pg. 32

Drink mix dyes. Recipes and methods for using them in dyeing on the stove top, in the microwave or sun-dyeing.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #89 Winter 1991-92 (v.23#1) pg. 60

Recipe for summer fun. Sun dyeing and apple spinning for kids. Sun dyeing of wool uses powdered drink mix as the dyestuff. Apple spinning tells how to make a drop spindle from an apple and dowel (or pencil).
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #103 Summer 1995 (v.26#3) pg. 53

Brew a rainbow. The basics of dyeing with plant fibers.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #115 Summer 1998 (v.29#3) pg. 59

Tip on how to dye wool a deep magenta color using pokeberries.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1990 (v.14#1) pg. 6

Home-grown colors. A guide to plants to grow in the home garden that can be used in dyeing yarns.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1991 (v.15#3) pg. 67

Constructing a dye shed from salvaged materials. Uses three fifty-gallon stainless steel barrels heated by propane burners.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1991 (v.15#4) pg. 30

Using Lanaset dyes on fibers. A simple system for dyeing predictable colors.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1991 (v.15#4) pg. 53

Bright backyard dyes. Recipes for yellow from weld leaves, dark red from cosmos flowers, pink or red from madder roots and tan from sumac berries.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1992 (v.16#3) pg. 36

A lichen dye primer. Tips on collecting lichens. Includes a simple test using household bleach or household lye that tells which method to use. Chart clarities lichen dyestuffs and their components.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1992 (v.16#3) pg. 54
Added Info SPIN-OFF Fall 1993 (v.17#3) pg. 11

A cool-mordant technique for dyeing that uses using time instead of heat. Includes tests on cool-dyeing with madder and weld.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1993 (v.17#1) pg. 14

Solar box dyeing. How to make a solar box cooker from a cardboard carton, insulation and aluminum foil. The cooker accommodates a dyepot.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1993 (v.17#2) pg. 64

Rainbow dyeing, sun-tea style, using acid dyes.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1993 (v.17#2) pg. 69

Gifts from the garden. Solar dyeing with natural materials.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1993 (v.17#2) pg. 74

Solar-dyed lace poncho. How to solar-dye white wool top and then spin, knit and block the poncho.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1993 (v.17#2) pg. 78

An environmental checklist for dyers.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1993 (v.17#2) pg. 86

A garden of colors. How to paint dye on roving. Details on computing the amount of dye needed and applying the dye in colorways of graduated shades.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1993 (v.17#3) pg. 60

Controlling color value using Kool-Aid dye. Complete description of a Science Fair project which can be adapted for demonstrations.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1993 (v.17#3) pg. 110

Dye tricks with center-pull balls. A description of dyeing in the ball using two colors of dye to produce a myriad of colors. Also includes instructions for using the varigated yarns produced by ball-dyeing in three garments. (1) A knitted faux Fair Isle cardigan sweater. (2) A turquois and magenta vest produced on a knitting machine. (3) A cardigan knitted in stockinette stitch inspired by a Monet painting.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1994 (v.18#4) pg. 52

How to use Procion MX, a cold water dye, to make rainbow-dyed wool roving, batts or skeins.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1995 (v.19#2) pg. 72

Spice dyeing superwash wool yarn. Describes method for using ground nutmeg, parsley, paprika, turmeric, chili powder, mustard powder, black tea, dill weed, beets, coffee and red cabbage.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1995 (v.19#2) pg. 87

Saxon green. A two-step wool dye with weld as the first yellow dyestuff, then top-dyed with blue from woad.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1997 (v.21#2) pg. 83

An ode to woad. Its history as a wool dye and recipes for blue, pink, orange, gray, purple, yellow, tan and brown, blue-green and green.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1997 (v.21#2) pg. 86
Added Info SPIN-OFF Winter 1997 (v.21#4) pg. 3

Trouble in the dye house. How to evenly dye locks of fiber, still in lock formation, without felting. Instructions for modifying a dye vat using the percolator principle.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1998 (v.22#2) pg. 38