This is such a fun giveaway I can’t even stand it. Kristine Vejar of A Verb for Keeping Warm has a new book out called The Modern Natural Dyer. It’s all about how to dye yarn and fabric with natural dyes, and it’s a beautiful book that’s sure to inspire anyone who’s ever had the least bit of interest in dyeing to try it.
And if you’ve done some dyeing before you’re going to love it, too, but it’s really great for people who might be intimidated by the process because there are really detailed, step-by-step instructions on the general processes of dyeing as well as 20 projects where she’s done the math for you and tells you exactly what you need for success.
The projects are varied and include things like tea dyeing onesies, indigo dyeing silk scarves, dyeing wool top to make felted balls for a necklace and, of course, dyeing yarn and then knitting it.
To make it even easier, A Verb for Keeping Warm is selling project kits for a few of the projects, including a sewing kit dyed with pressed flowers, a premade pair of socks, a bandanna for indigo dyeing and the Northwoods Hat kit, which includes a skein of Quince & Co. Puffin and all the supplies you need to dye it.
I got to try the kit out, and as you can see I chose purple, but there are a few different dyes you can choose from. It’s a long but not difficult process, and I had a lot of fun (and dyed mine two shade by leaving part of the yarn out of the dye pot for 30 minutes of the dyeing time). I can’t wait to get started on the hat and am sure I’ll love wearing it all winter knowing I not only knit it but dyed it, too.
So, this week’s giveaway is both a copy of this excellent book and your choice of kit. (I’d go with the hat but it’s really up to you.)
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post before the end of the day Sunday, November 15, for your chance to win. (United States only, please.) I’d love to know if you have any experience with dyeing, or which one of the kits you would choose.
Thanks for visiting, commenting and sharing, and good luck!