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.


Including instructions for painting yarn, finished knitting, silk caps, roving and dyeing colour-change yarns!

: Doing it all wrong on purpose!

Fibre Preparation

Using Oddments
Combine oddments of fibre to make usable amounts of yarn


: The effect of spinning on multicolour roving

Other Stuff :)

Find out what those mysterious numbers on cones of yarn really mean!