Linda La Belle
Potter Craft, 30.00
When I started working on my holiday Knotions submission (which involves a bit of dyeing) I was at first a bit worried about dyeing the project because until then I hadn’t ever dyed anything. But The Yarn Lover’s Guide to Hand Dyeing made it easy for my mom and I to figure out exactly how to do it. This book tells you almost everything you need to know to do your own dyeing.
It’s written instructions are interesting and detailed and the pictures are colorful and bright. It is obvious that the author, Linda La Belle, put a lot of time and attention into this book, making a pleasure to read. She gives you several different ways to dye, ranging from Kool-aid to acid dyes. And on so many varieties of fibers! With this book you can create your own unique and exciting colorway on almost any yarn.
There are also interviews with many hand dyers, spinners, and designers expounding on the joys of dyeing your own yarn and/or projects, making you feel as thought you are getting a lot more out of this book than just dyeing instructions and patterns. All of the designs have a very earthy, easy feeling and most of them are quite pretty. And, in case you don’t want to dye the designs in the book, there are directions on each pattern telling you where you can buy yarn that will looks similar to the hand dyed yarn.
As for my Knotions Holiday submission, I’m very pleased to say it was accepted! I can’t tell you much about it other than the fact that this book was a huge help as I worked it out, and I think you’ll love it. Can’t wait for you to see it.