Spinning and Dyeing Tutorials
Note: All the recipes on this page are designed for animal fibres (wool/silk/alpaca/mohair etc) and acid dyes unless otherwise stated, and are not suitable for cellulose based fibres such as cotton/flax/linen.
All of the tutorials on this page were written by myself or my sister Tracy. Tracy's tutorials appear on knitting-and.com with her permission.
Hand Painting Using the Cold Padding Method from Ashford Handicrafts Including instructions for painting yarn, finished knitting, silk caps, roving and dyeing colour-change yarns!
How to Dye a Mottled Yarn: Doing it all wrong on purpose!
Combine oddments of fibre to make usable amounts of yarn
Heathered Yarns: The effect of spinning on multicolour roving
Tips for Spinning Cat Hair Other Stuff :)
Find out what those mysterious numbers on cones of yarn really mean!