Posts in Crochet
The Ultimate List of 86 of the Most Talented Yarn Dyers on Instagram

Have you ever been exploring a forest emerald green, or hiked a frosted mountain snowy and breathtaking and wished you could capture those colors, to keep with you forever, dared to dream you could even wear them or sink deep into a soft blanket or sweater resplendent of these colors of your dreams and most treasured memories? That the essence of what these extremely talented yarn dyers have strived to create using their hands, wits, imaginations, and tools around them. And how they have succeeded!!

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Yarn Dyeing with BlueMuleFiber

Have you ever heard a story so inspiring you wanted to follow the person in your favorite social media account to see what they next come up with? Or loved the story behind a color of yarn or a product that you literally wanted to buy all the yarn? This is the case with Beth and Ashley a mother - daughter team of indie dyers that are Blue Mule Fiber. :). Not only do they have an amazing story about how they got started doing what they do, but they also make some of the most gorgeous yarn! Keep reading for their story and tons of ideas of what you can do with this yarn when you get your hands on it. :)

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Yarn Dyeing with High Fiber Artz

Have you ever wondered about what resources are out there for you as a yarn dyer or maker using yarn - crocheter, knitter, weaver, spinner, yarn dyer, etc? I’ll delve into a very large list of resources to find groups, websites, guilds and more where you can become a part of a larger collective of hand makers of various crafts. But first, Elizabeth is going to talk to you about how she started her journey as an indie dyer and give you some resources to get started yourself!

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Yarn Dyeing with Laine and Lotus

Have you ever been inspired by someone and wanted to follow them and see all that they design and make? For new yarn dyers, crocheters and knitters, there are sooooo many fellow makers that can inspire you and help you along your journey. Jen is amazing and highlights a lot of whom has encouraged and helped her along her journey and she has also created some gorgeous patterns and handmade yarns!!!

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Yarn Dyeing with Mothy and the Squid

The sea has so many vibrant colors and not just blues but whites, grays, purples, yellows, browns, and so many more! Have you ever seen some of these gorgeous colors in the sea or nature and wished they were yours to have forever? To create something unique, one of a kind (also known as OOAK), and long lasting but have no idea where to start? Jillian (who lives by the sea :)) helps you out with this desire by not only providing you with amazingly beautiful and oh so soft yarn (I have some myself that I still can’t decide what to make that will do justice to them). She also shares some of her own hard won tips below. Read on to learn more about Mothy and the Squid and to start your journey with creating your own masterpiece.

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Yarn Dyeing with Fireweed Fibres

Nature has such amazing colors and so many gorgeous layers and color combinations. Have you ever wondered if you could dye yarn with a particular herb or other plants nearby you? Growing up I loved to read and in several of my book adventures were people that had created dyes out of the everyday nature items. Some where from Ancient Egypt where a variety of different crushed items created vibrant colors that sometimes only the wealthy were able to afford. While in even the most recent of stories, you hear about how someone created something from nature using their own ingenuity and patience. Hayley is one such person who has figured out how to use natural dyes to create beautiful yarns. She shares her story and resources that helped her below. :)

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Yarn Dyeing with The Red Pansy

Have you ever looked at the vibrant colors in nature and wondered how to capture them in something you can touch and feel that does not fade or crumble into dust after a little while? Or seen that perfect crochet, weaving, or knitting pattern that you just can not find the right yarn for? Kelli of the Red Pansy has captured those vibrant colors and made them available to you, to make those handmade dreams come true :) And to think, she’s only be at this for a year! I cannot wait to see what she has planned for next year. :) Makes me want all the yarn…now if only I had the all the time to make all the projects in my head :)

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Yarn Dyeing with Blue Barn Fiber

Have you ever seen a beautiful piece of yarn and wondered how they did it? How the yarn dyer created this piece of artwork? Maybe even the story behind them honing their craft? These next two months will be all about yarn dyers, some with a lot of followers, some just starting out, but all of them creating some amazingly gorgeous, stunning yarns. Holly starts out this group with her story and some of the resources that helped her get to where she is today, making some amazing yarns!!! I have also had the privilege of obtaining some of her yarns and LOVE them!!! If you see any pictures of mine that have glow-in-the-dark yarns, they’re from Holly! But she does so many more colors too! Keep reading for some of her story :) 

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How to Block Crochet and Other Handmade Items (part 1)

This article is the first of a two part article on how to block crochet and other handmade items.  The first part is about blocking and the resources I have used to learn about blocking, the equipment/tools I bought for blocking, and what projects I would be blocking.  The second part to be posted in late July 2018, will be about how I blocked several items (step-by-step and the methods used), the resources I used, and the end results to include before and after pictures.

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How to Start a Blog Tips with YarnHookNeedles

Have you ever wondered how to start your own blog, if you can, or if it simply too much work or tech know-how? Or have you been wanting to start sharing you, your story, and your talent with the rest of the world but have yet to take that leap? Keep reading for how to start a blog tips and many resources by someone who was once in your shoes but now has an amazing blog and crafting business that is only going to get better, reach and encourage more people on a daily basis!

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Crochet Pattern Writing with FiberandFern

Brie from Fiber and Fern, describes her journey to pattern making as well as some of her favorite resources that helped her get to where she is today. Also, check out addition crochet and knit pattern making, some free and some paid to include classes. If you are looking to start creating your own crochet or knitting patterns, we would like to encourage you to do so and give you some recommended resources to do so.

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