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How to dye at home using package dyes. Includes tips on tie-dying, ombre or shaded dyeing, and stencil dyeing.
AMERICANA Mar-Apr 1984 (v.12#1) pg. 26

Dyeing as a way of life. How to dye fabric for making a rainbow of pillows, a fat sofa, canvas "paintings", clothes, wicker baskets and furniture.
APARTMENT LIFE Aug 1979 (v.11#8) pg. 41

Tips: How to avoid the odor when soaking black walnut hulls to make dye. A plug of chewing tobacco soaked in ammonia makes an oak-colored dye for basket reed.
BASKETMAKER #22 Spring 1989 (v.6) pg. 6

Tip on canning the remainder of a dye solution to preserve it for reuse.
BASKETMAKER #27 May 1991 (v.8#1) pg. 34

Tips on how to dye fabrics at home.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1977 (v.55#5) pg. 252

Braid dyeing. Strips of fabric are braided, dyed and then untied and ironed. Technique produces a rippling print.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1979 (v.57#1) pg. 88, 146

Homemade dyes in nature's colors. How to dye wool yarn with onion skins, walnut hulls and other items.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1979 (v.57#10) pg. 45

How to grow dye plants in your garden.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1979 (v.57#10) pg. 207

Tips on spatter-dying fabric.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1985 (v.63#9) pg. 35, 160

Tie-dyed pillow shams.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1992 (v.70#11) pg. M4

Instructions for five tie-dyed patterns: (1) Running Brave, (2) Snake Skin, (3) Pinto Pony, (4) Criss-Cross, and (5) Night Clouds.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1972 (v.62#6) pg. 45

How to tie dye.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1972 (v.62#10) pg. 44

Tip: How to tea-stain fabric for an antique look.
CLOTH DOLL Spring 1988 (v.6#1) pg. 40

Staining and dyeing fabric for unique dollmaking cloth that creates an aged look or darker skin tones for ethnic dolls. Describes dyes using coffee, tea, red and yellow onion skins, and black walnuts.
CLOTH DOLL Spring 1989 (v.6#4) pg. 26

Tip: Pre-wash fabric before dyeing to remove sizing.
CLOTH DOLL Spring 1989 (v.6#4) pg. 38

Recipe to achieve the tea dyed look on fabric for cloth dolls.
CLOTH DOLL Winter 1992 (v.9#3) pg. 45

Advanced needle sculpting. Dyeing nylon stocking. Technique describes how to dye white nylon stockings for a layering method called "opalescence" that produces more perfect skin tones.
CLOTH DOLL Spring 1996 (v.11#3) pg. 23

Learn how to do natural dyeing. Simple dyeing and mordanting procedures.
COUNTRYSIDE Sep 1984 (v.68#9) pg. 29
Added Info COUNTRYSIDE Jan 1985 (v.69#1) pg. 10

Learn the secret of controlling shades of pastel colors with a specially formulated cold water dye that won't shrink cotton fabrics.
CRAFTS May 1994 (v.17#5) pg. 32

How to tie-dye T-shirts with Kool-Aid as the dyestuff. A project kids can do.
CRAFTS Jul 1998 (v.21#7) pg. 75
Correction CRAFTS Oct 1998 (v.21#10) pg. 70

Dye is the key to international fashions. How to perform old world fabric dyeing techniques.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #89 Oct 1982 (v.8#5) pg. 48

Silk cloisonne. Direct-dye painting technique combines textile painting, fabric sculpture and batik.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #94 Aug 1983 (v.8#10) pg. 26

How to dye wool with ordinary vegetable materials (onion skins, carrot tops, avocado pits, walnuts, saffron, coffee and tea).
CUISINE Jul-Aug 1979 (v.8#6) pg. 73

How to dye yarn with natural dye stuffs. Includes dye recipes for peach leaves, black walnut, elderberries, goldenrod, logwood, greenbriar, umbilicara, onion, camellia and sassafras.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1977 (v.8#6) pg. 18

Dramatic tie-dye. Three different tie-dyeing techniques for a T-shirt.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1992 (v.19#1) pg. 50

Dyeing natural fabrics (China silk, Swiss cotton batiste, linen, ...) using granular dye.
DOLL CRAFTER Jun 1990 (v.6#2) pg. 69

How to dye clear vinyl plastic. Hooded ponchos, sewn from plastic using a Simplicity pattern, are dyed a rainbow of colors using Rit dye.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Apr 1978 (v.186#4) pg. 186, 206

Guide to home-dyeing. Some tips.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Mar 1983 (v.196#3) pg. 30

The art of natural dyeing of yarn. Photos show the basic steps.
HANDMADE #9 Summer 1983 (v.3#2) pg. 39, 125

The magic of indigo. How to dye with indigo.
HANDMADE #10 Sep-Oct 1983 (v.3#3) pg. 99

Instructions for dying with fiber-reactive dyes. Includes a dye bath recipe for dying one pound of woven cloth and a dye-paint recipe.
HANDMADE #15 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 25

Warp painting with Inko dyes. Includes instructions for a rectangular shawl with floral designs.
HANDWOVEN Spring-Summer 1980 (v.1#2) pg. 44

How to dye with onion skins, using different mordants for differences in color. Includes instructions for a simple woven overshirt.
HANDWOVEN Mar 1981 (v.2#2) pg. 50

Dyeing with indigo. Covers mixing the stock solution and preparing the vat.
HANDWOVEN May 1981 (v.2#3) pg. 60

How to dye rainbow fleece.
HANDWOVEN Sep 1981 (v.2#4) pg. 68

Answers to common problems dyers encounter.
HANDWOVEN Nov 1981 (v.2#5) pg. 68

Painting weft threads for tapestry.
HANDWOVEN Jan 1982 (v.3#1) pg. 58

Dyeing your own yarns for tapestry weaving.
HANDWOVEN Jan 1982 (v.3#1) pg. 66

Spring plants as a source of natural dyes. Looks at chicory, blue-flowered lettuce, prickly lettuce, tumble mustard, pepperweed, and curly dock.
HANDWOVEN Mar 1982 (v.3#2) pg. 69

Dyeing to order. How to make custom dyeing a routine.
HANDWOVEN May 1982 (v.3#3) pg. 45

A guide to prairie plants that can be used as a dye source. Includes prairie sunflower, Russian thistle, mallow and horseweed.
HANDWOVEN Sep 1982 (v.3#4) pg. 74

Printing with natural dyes, an historical perspective.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1982 (v.3#5) pg. 66

Tips on experimenting with fabric and yarn dye kits (sample kits produced by various companies). Includes instructions for weaving a brazilwood-dyed scarf.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1983 (v.4#2) pg. 68

Portable "dye lab" to take on vacation so you can test the yarn dyeing qualities of new plants you discover.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1983 (v.4#3) pg. 58

Tips on using juicy fruits and nut hulls to dye textiles.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1983 (v.4#4) pg. 80

Color it plaid. Tips on dyeing yarn to be used in weaving tartans and plaids.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1983 (v.4#5) pg. 74

How to achieve color variations from the same natural dye bath by using different mordants and additives.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1984 (v.5#1) pg. 80

How to test dyes for their colorfastness.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1984 (v.5#2) pg. 16

A spring bouquet of shawls. Three shawls that are varied by using different overshot borders and different colors of dye. Includes dying procedure using Cushing dyes.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1984 (v.5#3) pg. 75
Correction HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1990 (v.11#1) pg. 74

How to dye pastels. Includes the history of pastel dying and how to get a light tint from any dye.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1984 (v.5#3) pg. 86

Dye a bundle. Use one dyepot, fabric scraps and thrums (short pieces of yarn) to create an interesting assortment of materials for a freeform embroidery piece.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1984 (v.5#3) pg. 87

Dyes for painting warps. Includes step-by-step procedure for warp painting. Covers major commercial dyes including Procion, Ciba, Inkodyne, Tinfix, Versatex, Deka, and Napthol. Also includes information on disperse dyes and heat transfer.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1984 (v.5#4) pg. 65

Dyeing with Annatto.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1984 (v.5#5) pg. 82

Tips on dyeing with synthetics.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1985 (v.6#1) pg. 69

Tips on dyeing with daisies.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1985 (v.6#4) pg. 80

Dyeing with the noxious bindweed.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1985 (v.6#5) pg. 86

A history of thistles and information on using Canadian thistle as a dye.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1986 (v.7#1) pg. 84

How to collect three lichens for dyeing: old man's beard, reindeer's moss and stag's horn.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1986 (v.7#2) pg. 72

Band weaving. Suggestions on yarn choices and how to use the bands as trims. Includes instructions for four inkle bands: a folded band, a soumak band, a pick-up on horizontal stripes and pick-up on basket weave. Card-woven bands in diamond, oval, little-girl, two-way turning and braids are explained. Inserts explain how to warp and weave with cards and on an inkle loom, as well as how to warp-paint on an inkle loom. Three projects are included: (1) A woman's jacket sewn from a commercial pattern and trimmed down the front with bands of card-woven trim. (2) A magazine tote (book cover) with offset inkle-woven bands sewn together to decorate the front. A narrow card-woven band fastened inside the tote serves as a bookmark. (3) A double-weave chenille vest that can be worn by either sex. Lining is weft-face straight twill with chenille weft. Outer fabric is weft-face reverse twill stripes alternating between colorful pearl cotton and white chenille in a four-harness weave. A squared cutting pattern for the vest is included.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1986 (v.7#3) pg. 41, I-7, I-8, I-10

Do-it-yourself guide to space-dyed yarn. Tricks and techniques used in commercial dye processes are explained.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1986 (v.7#3) pg. 55

How to make textile dyes from currant stems and leaves.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1986 (v.7#4) pg. 74

Surface design techniques. Three methods of dyeing are discussed (printing, resist and direct dye applications).
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1987 (v.8#1) pg. 78

Two easy dye methods. (1) Oven dyeing. (2) Microwave dyeing.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1987 (v.8#2) pg. 86

How to overdye leftover yarns to create an assortment of color-compatible yarns. Includes instructions for overdyeing with both natural and union dyes.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1987 (v.8#4) pg. 68

Tip: Produce shades of blue-green, blue, blue-gray or purple on wool yarn by using copper pennies and ammonia in the dyepot.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1988 (v.9#1) pg. 96

Summer-weight blouse with a square neckline and flange sleeves. The plain-weave fabric is woven with two space-dyed yarns so that it resembles tweeds woven with color-flecked yarns. Includes space-dyeing, weaving and sewing instructions.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1988 (v.9#3) pg. 20, 77

Warp painting. Sections of warp are dyed separately while stretched flat on a sheet of plastic. Includes mixing and setting instructions for Lanaset (Telana) dyes and Cibacron F or other fiber-reactive dyes. This is an excerpt from the Summer 1988 issue of Color Trends.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1988 (v.9#5) pg. 20

Rag rug, 25"x40", is woven in Log Cabin plain weave. Rags from old blue jeans, overdyed with non-reversible dyes, are used for the weft. Article describes the basics of overdyeing.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1988 (v.9#5) pg. 64, 87

Recipe for a weak acid dye that will produce a medium gray. Fiber dyed with this grey and then blended and spun can produce an opalescent effect.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1988 (v.9#5) pg. 68

Tips on dyeing with lichens.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1988 (v.9#5) pg. 107

Historical uses of urine and chamber lye, the dried residue of urine, in dyeing and fulling cloth described. Includes suggestions on using urine as a substitute for other alkaline solutions.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1989 (v.10#1) pg. 30

Dyeing linen yarns with onion skins and Brazilwood. Includes notes on mordant and additive techniques used by a 16th century dyer.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1989 (v.10#2) pg. 20

Weaving ideas to use with young children. (1) Tube weaving on a cardboard loom. (2) Trivet woven on a circle of cardboard. (3) Rigid heddle loom made from popsicle sticks. (4) Weaving with drinking straws. (5) Solar dyeing using Kool-aid. (6) Slentra braids.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1989 (v.10#3) pg. 22

Rainbow dyeing. Color mixing is achieved by dipping portions of a skein or warp in different dye baths to produce gently graduated colors. Describes dyeing silk with Ciba dyes.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1989 (v.10#4) pg. 56

Dyeing drab-colored fabrics and yarns using natural sources of tannin and mordants to darken or intensify the colors.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1989 (v.10#4) pg. 92

General descriptions of some unusual techniques that achieve unique textile effects. (1) Supplementary warp stripe woven as separate layer, pulled up into a loop or twisted and then held in place by weaving it back into the ground cloth. (2) Use of yarns that exaggerate the three-dimensional character of a weave. (3) Use of yarn substitutes (wire, dowels, etc.). (4) Using discharge paste, a color remover, on fabric to change colors. (5) Transfer a color photocopy image to cloth using Stripeze paint remover. (6) Strip quilting of dispersal-dyed fabric.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1989 (v.10#5) pg. 50

A quick overview of dyeing. Discusses some typical problems and a few solutions that may help.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1990 (v.11#1) pg. 58

Painted-warp belts. A good first project for exploring the art of painting warps with Cushing dyes. Belts are woven in warp-faced plain weave.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1990 (v.11#1) pg. 60, 82

Discharge dyeing by direct screening. Includes instructions for making a silk screen and the discharge and neutralizing solutions. Also includes instructions for handweaving a "Wisteria Petal" scarf which is screen printed with dye discharge after weaving.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1990 (v.11#1) pg. 64, 84

How to produce 48 colors from just 12 dyebaths through the use of overdyeing. Process uses fiber-reactive dyes.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1990 (v.11#5) pg. 61
Added Info HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1991 (v.12#1) pg. 8

Note on avoiding dyeing in a microwave used for food preparation.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1991 (v.12#1) pg. 8
Added Info HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1991 (v.12#2) pg. 5

A lesson in overdyeing. Advice on color planning, selection of a suitable dyestuff and testing an original dye color for reversibility.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1991 (v.12#4) pg. 55

Dyes from nature. Experiments with elderberries, black walnuts, hickory bark, sumac berries, poke berries, ferns, grasses, and mullein blossoms.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1991 (v.12#4) pg. 71

Shibori. A Japanese resist-dye technique explained.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1991 (v.12#5) pg. 51

Shades of green. How to use top-dyeing to get a colorfast green on natural fibers. First dyebath is a bright yellow achieved from osage orange chips and alum nordant. The top dye is indigo.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1992 (v.13#1) pg. 45

Differential dyeing. A technique for dyeing fabrics woven with different fiber types and dip-dyed in multiple dyes that react different ways with different fibers. Includes a chart for fiber-reactive dyeing on both plant and animal fibers.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1992 (v.13#4) pg. 30
Added Info HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1993 (v.14#1) pg. 7

Experiments in copper penny dyeing.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1992 (v.13#4) pg. 68

Dyeing with indigo. Includes a recipe for a fast-acting dye vat and how to keep the vat cooking.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1992 (v.13#5) pg. 30
Added Info HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1993 (v.14#1) pg. 8

Cotton colors. A discussion of mordants and natural dyes that are effective on cotton.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1993 (v.14#1) pg. 74

Felt watermelons. An inexpensive and safe textile activity to do with elementary school students. Fleece is dyed in a microwave using Kool-Aid as the dyestuff. Then dyed fleece is felted in a layered ball and cut into wedges.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1994 (v.15#2) pg. 41

Space-dyeing chenille with fiber-reactive dyes. Also includes general instructions for weaving with the space-dyed yarn as a warp.
HANDWOVEN Mar-Apr 1994 (v.15#2) pg. 72

Growing and using Hopi Indian dye seed crops (Helianthus annuus, Phaseolus vulgaris and Zea mays).
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1995 (v.16#4) pg. 35

A guide to lichens and instructions for dyeing with umbilicaria.
HARROWSMITH #21 Aug 1979 (v.4#1) pg. 67

Tips on discovering natural dyestuffs for wool yarn along the roadsides. Includes notes on five basic mordants and the amounts to use when making a dyebath. Twenty-four plants and their colors are listed.
HARROWSMITH #74 Jul-Aug 1987 (v.12#2) pg. 13

Saffron (saffron crocus). Looks at the history, cultivation, and uses. Includes instructions for dyeing with saffron.
HERB COMPANION Feb-Mar 1990 (v.2#3) pg. 19

Dyeing by the yard: (1) Dyeing handspun fabric (2) Yarn-dyed fabric (3) Piece-dyed fabric (4) Variegated yardage (5) Piece-dyed with natural dyes and pre-mordanated yarn.
INTERWEAVE Spring 1980 (v.5#2) pg. 60

Dyeing with willows, cottonwoods, aspens, and poplars.
INTERWEAVE Summer 1980 (v.5#3) pg. 54

A dyer's guide to alkanet (anchusa tinctoria).
INTERWEAVE Summer 1980 (v.5#3) pg. 66

The Centroid colors, what they are and how a dyer can use the charts.
INTERWEAVE Fall 1980 (v.5#4) pg. 56

How to dye with oak galls.
INTERWEAVE Winter 1980-81 (v.6#1) pg. 64

Kool-Aid kites. How to dye nylon fabric using unsweetened instant drink mix and other ordinary household chemicals.
KITE LINES Summer-Fall 1987 (v.6#4) pg. 23

Technique for dyeing and printing on ripstop nylon. Includes instructions for building a fabric steamer, choosing fabric and dyes, mixing, etc.
KITE LINES Winter 1989-90 (v.7#4) pg. 30

How to dye and hand print white wool challis to use in sewing shawls, dresses and skirts.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Fall-Winter 1978 (v.9#1) pg. 61, 100

Classic shibori jacket (a short kimono) to make from cotton fabric that is dyed with Indigo. Instructions for tie-dyeing the cotton in elaborate patterns to create a completely reversible jacket.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Fall-Winter 1979 (v.10#1) pg. 76, 112

Directions for dyeing your wool to use in hooking rugs.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Fall 1979 (v.24#3) pg. 174

Two elegant shawls to weave from hand-dyed yarns. Includes dyeing instructions.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jul-Aug 1981 (v.26#4) pg. 82, 137

Tie-dye fashions. Describes how to tie-dye purchased cotton clothing. Includes instructions for making and dyeing a front-wrap sarong.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jun 1988 (v.33#4) pg. 58

Solar dyeing. How to color fabric and wool with natural dyestuffs (such as marigold petals).
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #80 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 131

Plant a dyer's garden. A guide to the plants you can grow and some that can be found in the wild that are used as a source for natural dyes.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Mar-Apr 1979 (v.2#2) pg. 12

Natural dye recipies: spinach, red onion, tea, rhubarb, carrots, cranberries, blueberries, cherries, elderberry, milkweed, dandelions, goldenrod, mullien, red cabbage, Queen's Anne's lace, marigolds, camomile, black walnut, coffee.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Mar-Apr 1980 (v.3#2) pg. 12

An introduction to rug hooking on burlap with strips of woolen flannel. Includes instructions for dyeing the wool.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Sep-Oct 1982 (v.5#5) pg. 3

How to marbleize fabric.
QUILTING TODAY #18 Apr-May 1990 pg. 18

Using hand-dyed fabrics in quilts. Instructions for using Cushing dyes to make gradations of eight shades for each color. Also includes pattern for "Condomium" pieced quilt block, one of two quilts pictured with the article.
QUILTING TODAY #20 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 18

Winter dyeing with umbilicate lichens. Describes collecting the lichens, preparing the dyestuff and dyeing.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #34 Spring 1978 (v.9#2) pg. 8
Correction SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #36 Fall 1978 (v.9#4) pg. 34

Recipe for dyeing with woad, a plant which yields blue dye.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #34 Spring 1978 (v.9#2) pg. 27

Adventures in dyeing with wood and bark. General procedures for working with wood and bark dyestuffs. Includes a chart of 19 woods, the parts used, the mordant used, and the resultant color.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #35 Summer 1978 (v.9#3) pg. 20
Correction SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #36 Fall 1978 (v.9#4) pg. 34
Added Info SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #38 Spring 1979 (v.10#2) pg. 57

Description of planting Indiogofera Tinctoria seeds, raising the plant, extracting the indican dye and dyeing yarn skeins.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #36 Fall 1978 (v.9#4) pg. 34

Exotic woods for the dyepot. Experiments using sawdust, shavings and scraps of Padouk, Pruple Heart (Amaranth), Rosewood, Cocobolo (Nicaragua Rosewood), Brazilwood, Ebony, Osage orange and Redwood described.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #36 Fall 1978 (v.9#4) pg. 48

Solar dyeing of yarn. General instructions and recipes for dill, leaves, madder, and cochineal, plus chart of other materials.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #37 Winter 1978 (v.10#1) pg. 49

Dyeing and spinning cotton lint (raw cotton fiber).
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #38 Spring 1979 (v.10#2) pg. 62

Health hazards in the arts and crafts. A report on the issues covered at the Society for Occupational and Environmental Health conference (October 1978). Covers problems dealing with the fiber arts (dyes, fibers and lead). Includes recommendations on protection, labeling and sources of information.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #39 Summer 1979 (v.10#3) pg. 10

Microwave dyeing. How to dye yarn or fleece in a microwave oven with acid or natural dyes.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #40 Fall 1979 (v.10#4) pg. 12

Some new rules for dyeing.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #43 Summer 1980 (v.11#3) pg. 9

Mushroom dyes. Description of working with cortinarius phoeniceus and Hydnum imbricatum.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #43 Summer 1980 (v.11#3) pg. 53

Report on natural dyeing experiments by the Spindle and Dyepot Guild of Wisconsin includes experiments with woad, red cabbage, Indian corn and pokeberries.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #46 Spring 1981 (v.12#2) pg. 8

Natural dyeing. Part 1. Considerations in the selection and application of natural dyes: Mordant selection.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #46 Spring 1981 (v.12#2) pg. 15

Novelty Yarns. How to create color and texture through experimenting with a variety of wools and in the dyepot.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #47 Summer 1981 (v.12#3) pg. 33

Natural dyeing. Part 2. Considerations in the selection and application of natural dyes: dye-plant selection.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #47 Summer 1981 (v.12#3) pg. 52

Fiber reactive dyeing. A technique of tying and dyeing warp or painting a warp with cold-water, fiber reactive dyes. Result is a combination of ikat and painted warp.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #49 Winter 1981 (v.13#1) pg. 34

The madder saga. Information on the history and cultivation of madder.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #50 Spring 1982 (v.13#2) pg. 28

Mineral dyes. Part 1. A look at their history plus instructions for scouring and dyeing with iron buff, the Prussian blues and manganese brown.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #51 Summer 1982 (v.13#3) pg. 54

Mineral dyes. Part 2. Instructions for dyeing with chrome yellow, chrome green and dyeing with combinations of minerals.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #52 Fall 1982 (v.13#4) pg. 60

Plant pigments and natural dyeing. A guide to identifying plants taxonomically so that they can be chosen to produce specific dye colors.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #54 Spring 1983 (v.14#2) pg. 32

How to do acid dyeing.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #58 Spring 1984 (v.15#2) pg. 35

A useful one-pot natural dye technique.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #59 Summer 1984 (v.15#3) pg. 77

How to spray-dye to obtain space-dyed yarns.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #60 Fall 1984 (v.15#4) pg. 55

How to do fiber-mix dyeing (cross-dyeing) of textiles.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #62 Spring 1985 (v.16#2) pg. 47

How to collect and dye with mushrooms.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #64 Fall 1985 (v.16#4) pg. 22

How to create variegated, multicolored yarns with natural dyes.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #66 Spring 1986 (v.17#2) pg. 26

How to manipulate fermented umbilicate lichen dye vats to produce a range of tones.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #66 Spring 1986 (v.17#2) pg. 75

"Dyeing in the cloth" technique exploits the differences in dye uptake found in various fibers.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #71 Summer 1987 (v.18#3) pg. 41

Kool-Aid dyeing with children. Includes tips for adult Kool-Aid projects.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #78 Spring 1989 (v.20#2) pg. 31

Novelty dyeing techniques that produce variegated yarn. (1) Rainbow pot dyeing with acid dyes. (2) Food dyeing of fiber or yarn using soft drink or gelatin dessert mixes.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #98 Spring 1994 (v.25#2) pg. 50

Verdigris, a new look at an old dye. Three ways to prepare verdigris (copper acetate) to create subtle blue-greens on silk, wool, and other fibers.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #110 Spring 1997 (v.28#2) pg. 49

Rainbow sheep. A pin for kids to make from felt scraps and yarn. Includes instructions for quick and easy feltmaking and rainbow dyeing with powdered drink mix.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #111 Summer 1997 (v.28#3) pg. 53

Mud cloth. Technique for coloring cloth in the manner used by African artists.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #111 Summer 1997 (v.28#3) pg. 54

How to create novelty yarns. Covers dyed, carded fleece, space-dyed roving, handspun/commercial combinations, space-dyed yarn, crepe, adding nubs, loopy yarns, and plying commercial yarns.
SPIN-OFF 1980 (v.4) pg. 50

Pointillist color effects in spinning.
SPIN-OFF 1980 (v.4) pg. 53

Tips on a "rainbow" dyepot using union dyes (those that will dye animal as well as vegetable fibers).
SPIN-OFF Oct 1982 (v.6#4) pg. 16

Hints for beginning dyers.
SPIN-OFF Oct 1982 (v.6#4) pg. 52

Dyeing mohair with acid dyes and how to manipulate the variables to create a "random effect".
SPIN-OFF Oct 1982 (v.6#4) pg. 54

How to dye fleece with acid dyes to create designer yarns.
SPIN-OFF Oct 1982 (v.6#4) pg. 56

Summary of the Wool Bureau Testing Service report on musk ox fiber. Provides recommendations on spinning oil, scouring, milling, and dyeing.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1983 (v.7#1) pg. 42

The importance of quality in natural dyeing.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1983 (v.7#2) pg. 10

Preparing, spinning and dyeing mohair.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1983 (v.7#3) pg. 52

Tips on getting started with chemical dyes.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1984 (v.8#3) pg. 39

How to use natural dyes.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1984 (v.8#3) pg. 42

An easy rainbow dye method.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1985 (v.9#1) pg. 22

Making a dye from onions, alum, and cream of tartar.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1985 (v.9#3) pg. 40
Added Info SPIN-OFF Spring 1986 (v.10#1) pg. 6

Hints for dyeing. Includes specific do's and don'ts for natural and synthetic dyes.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1985 (v.9#3) pg. 53

Using red cedar tree cuttings as a natural dye stuff.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1985 (v.9#4) pg. 22

Hay-box method for energy-saving dyeing keeps the dyebath hot for hours after it is removed from the stove.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1986 (v.10#1) pg. 4

Two methods for drawing color out of lichens.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1986 (v.10#2) pg. 34

Weaving a length of Buchanan tartan. Describes dyeing the wool with natural dyestuffs, blending colors, spinning the yarn, weaving the cloth and sewing it into a shirt.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1986 (v.10#2) pg. 36
Added Info SPIN-OFF Winter 1986 (v.10#4) pg. 5

Recipe for a madder root dyepot.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1986 (v.10#2) pg. 44

Plant a dye garden. Suggestions for plants that will give red, orange, gold, yellow, green, blue, purple and violet. Includes dye recipes and mail order sources for plants.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1987 (v.11#1) pg. 35
Correction SPIN-OFF Summer 1987 (v.11#2) pg. 7

Tip: How to dye mohair or wool with grape Kool Aid.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1987 (v.11#2) pg. 19

Tips on dyeing with lichens.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1987 (v.11#3) pg. 49

Production dyeing with natural dyes. Part 1.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1987 (v.11#4) pg. 57

Production dyeing with natural dyes. Part 2. Instructions for dyeing with cochineal, madder, kamala, cutch and indigo.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1988 (v.12#1) pg. 52

Rainbow-dyed cotton. A look at five obstacles to dyeing cotton fiber and how to overcome them.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1988 (v.12#2) pg. 36

Dye in the bag. Use boil-proof plastic bags to get several color combinations from a single heat source.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1988 (v.12#2) pg. 38

Quick and easy dye methods using common, inexpensive dyestuffs that are available from the grocery store or dime store. (1) Crepe paper dyeing. (2) Kool-Aid dyeing. (3) "Instant" dyepot that produces a blue-green using copper, ammonia and no heat. (4) Rainbow dyeing with liquid food colors and powdered drink mixes.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1988 (v.12#2) pg. 40
Added Info SPIN-OFF Winter 1988 (v.12#4) pg. 6, 15
Added Info SPIN-OFF Winter 1989 (v.13#4) pg. 16
Added Info SPIN-OFF Winter 1994 (v.18#4) pg. 9

Acid dye formulas to produce teal blue, plum, rose, violet and green colors.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1988 (v.12#2) pg. 50

Tip: Dye yarn moistened with a vinegar/water rinse using food coloring.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1988 (v.12#3) pg. 27

Tips on how to enliven a grey fleece by dyeing it.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1988 (v.12#4) pg. 15

Garbage-sack dyeing. Wet wool fiber is laid on a black plastic trash bag, then sprinkled with vinegar and liquid dye solutions.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1989 (v.13#1) pg. 43
Added Info SPIN-OFF Spring 1989 (v.13#1) pg. 3

Silk Kasuri kimono. Sketch of plan for weaving it on a 14" wide warp. Includes instructions for making a synthetic indigo dyepot.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1989 (v.13#2) pg. 41

Tips on safety and health considerations when dyeing fiber using a microwave oven.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1989 (v.13#3) pg. 4

Tips on cultivating cochineal and killing the bugs before using them to make a dyebath.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1989 (v.13#3) pg. 19

Dyeing wool using medieval recipes. Describes preparing "strong water" (stale urine) mordant and dyeing with woad, madder, brazilwood, weld and gallnut iron.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1989 (v.13#3) pg. 66

Make it first, dye it later. Custom-colored rainbow scarves and hats dyed using Cushing or Procion WF dyes.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1992 (v.16#3) pg. 60

Applying the investigative method to the study of natural dyeing. How to determine whether a plant can be used as a dye source. Includes advice on prime mordants, using ammonia to shift from acidity to alkalinity, on record keeping, procedures, etc.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1994 (v.18#3) pg. 110

An introduction to developing color skills in dyeing on fiber.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1997 (v.21#1) pg. 84

A guide to the lightfastness of natural dyes.
THREADS #1 Oct-Nov 1985 pg. 8

How to get gold and yellow dyes from onion skins. Also notes other common dyestuffs that produce those colors.
THREADS #1 Oct-Nov 1985 pg. 28

Suggestions on safely disposing of dyestuffs and mordants.
THREADS #2 Dec 1985-Jan 1986 pg. 8

A short method of dyeing with indigo that can be used for cotton, linen, silk, wool and some synthetics.
THREADS #3 Feb-Mar 1986 pg. 8

Stretching fabric in small spaces. Five methods for dyers and surface designers. Includes a recipe for a dye thickener and suggestions on some tools to create lines, dots and grids.
THREADS #3 Feb-Mar 1986 pg. 34
Correction THREADS #5 Jun-Jul 1986 pg. 4

Tip: Light-fade test for natural dyestuffs.
THREADS #4 Apr-May 1986 pg. 6

Tip: A safety tip for working with fiber-reactive dye powders that keeps your work area free of spilled powder.
THREADS #5 Jun-Jul 1986 pg. 10
Added Info THREADS #7 Oct-Nov 1986 pg. 4

Why bother with natural dyeing. A look at the pros and cons of using natural dyes to prepare fibers for carpets and rugs.
THREADS #5 Jun-Jul 1986 pg. 32

Painting and brocading on the loom. Methods for painting the warps are described as are weaving techniques that create brocading (wrapping, tie down skips, satin weave and sateen pickup). An insert gives a recipe for thickened Procion dyes.
THREADS #6 Aug-Sep 1986 pg. 42

Dyes from common herbs. Describes mordanting, preparing the dyestuffs and dyeing wool. Insert describes how to light-test (fade-test) plant-dyed yarns.
THREADS #6 Aug-Sep 1986 pg. 58

Tip: Simplified version of four wash tests used by the textile industry to determine whether a dyed fabric will bleed.
THREADS #7 Oct-Nov 1986 pg. 6

Three articles describe Western dye artists trying the Japanese method of resist dyeing (arashi shibori). (1) The basic elements of the process. (2) Modifications that one person, working alone in the studio or at home, can use. (3) How to achieve complex patterns and texture.
THREADS #8 Dec 1986-Jan 1987 pg. 20, 22, 24

Tip for determining the pole circumference for classic "arashi shibori" when you want diagonal resist lines at a 45-degree angle.
THREADS #9 Feb-Mar 1987 pg. 10

Tips from two groups of fiber artists on how to organize shared work space for dyeing and printing textiles.
THREADS #9 Feb-Mar 1987 pg. 42

A guide to dyes from mushrooms. Includes general instructions and dyebath recipes for eight species.
THREADS #10 Apr-May 1987 pg. 44

Tip: Strain natural dye materials through old nylons.
THREADS #11 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 8

Master dyer Marian Clayden describes two dye techniques, clamp-resist and edge-dip dyeing, to use when experimenting with surface color and pattern on fabric.
THREADS #14 Dec 1987-Jan 1988 pg. 39

Tip: Use ordinary elastic to create a good resist when tie-dyeing. A simple method to use when teaching tie-dyeing to children.
THREADS #20 Dec 1988-Jan 1989 pg. 10

Rainbow's the limit. How to mix any hue, value and intensity with five synthetic dye colors. Includes a chart of dyes to use with natural fibers.
THREADS #20 Dec 1988-Jan 1989 pg. 52

Tip: How to dye fabric to achieve a range of related colors.
THREADS #21 Feb-Mar 1989 pg. 8

Tips on weaving and dyeing uses for those spice-jar inner caps (with holes).
THREADS #22 Apr-May 1989 pg. 8

Surface design on handmade felt. How to use textile paints and weak acid dyes as coloring agents to print and dip-dye the fabric.
THREADS #30 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 55

Resist dyeing made simple. How to use machine stitches and cooking bags to control shape and line.
THREADS #42 Aug-Sep 1992 pg. 70

Advice on redyeing black cotton garments.
THREADS #46 Apr-May 1993 pg. 8
Added Info THREADS #47 Jun-Jul 1993 pg. 4
Added Info THREADS #48 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 4

Fold-and-clamp dyeing techniques for fabric.
THREADS #52 Apr-May 1994 pg. 48

Shibori resist dyeing is used to create irregularly dyed cotton fabric for use in landscape motif quilts.
THREADS #59 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 64

Dyeing with a pleater. How to create Shibori-inspired textures and patterns using a smocking pleater to create the resist pattern.
THREADS #69 Feb-Mar 1997 pg. 64

Advice on minimizing the potential damage from tannic acid when tea-dyeing.
THREADS #72 Aug-Sep 1997 pg. 13

Dyeing with bleach. How to make extraordinary patterns on dark fabrics using ordinary household bleach.
THREADS #72 Aug-Sep 1997 pg. 65
Added Info THREADS #75 Feb-Mar 1998 pg. 10

How to revitalize your wardrobe by dyeing groups of natural-fiber garments that are in good shape, but are boring or not color-coordinated.
THREADS #76 Apr-May 1998 pg. 16

How to hand-dye or print fabrics for quilt blocks.
THREADS #79 Oct-Nov 1998 pg. 44
Added Info THREADS #80 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 pg. 8

Indigo dyeing and the problems of crocking. Includes dye recipes for indigo calcium hydroxide/zinc (for cotton) and indigo hydrosulphite vat (for wool).
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #15 Jan 1980 (v.4#3) pg. 30

Indigo Blue-Pot Recipe
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #22 Fall 1981 (v.6#2) pg. 55

Spice dyeing. Recipe for dyeing with chili powder included.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #24 Spring 1982 (v.6#4) pg. 47

Chemical dying of linen. Includes recipe for bleaching and methods for top dyeing and percentage ratio dyeing.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #26 Fall 1982 (v.7#2) pg. 23

Space dyeing with fiber-reactive dyes to produce variegated yarns.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #29 Summer 1983 (v.8#1) pg. 89

Rainbow dyeing, a process where dry chemical dyes in powdered form are sprinkled over wet fleece in the dyepot.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #30 Fall 1983 (v.8#2) pg. 31

Tips on the multi-color, one-pot dyeing technique.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #32 Spring 1984 (v.8#4) pg. 39

How to dye yarn with Kool Aid.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #32 Spring 1984 (v.8#4) pg. 47
Added Info WEAVER'S JOURNAL #34 Fall 1984 (v.9#2) pg. 2

Mother-wit and the dyepot. Inexpensive dye and mordant ideas.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #34 Fall 1984 (v.9#2) pg. 25
Added Info WEAVER'S JOURNAL #36 Spring 1985 (v.9#4) pg. 5

Planting a dye garden.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #38 Fall 1985 (v.10#2) pg. 36

Random warp dyeing. Instructions for steam space dyeing warps using Cushing Dyes.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #39 Winter 1986 (v.10#3) pg. 43

Dyeing with wood. A brief history and a formula for using wood shavings or chips to form a bath dye for wool.
WOODWORKER #1015 Jun 1978 (v.82) pg. 275