Well, I'm talking about taking that yarn or fiber that you've been creating into masterpieces of finished products and making it blossom into colors beyond your wildest dreams. Best of all, when you're done, you can say you did it all by yourself.
For years, I've been needle felting and wet felting with alpaca fiber. However, in 2012, I decided that I wanted to get some variation and began researching the dye market.
I first played around with using kool-aid and food coloring and I saw my fiber change into beautiful colors and then I decided that it was time to step up and move into the real world of dyeing.
So I looked at all the websites I could through some very blurry eyes until I finally decided that acid dyes was what I wanted. You might be thinking acid is not a good thing especially if you want to dye. Well, the acid is actually provided by our good old kitchen friend vinegar.
The dye is known as Jacquard and comes in a powder form with many many colors. Once you start, you will find that you can make color combinations from the primary colors. Plus its just too much fun.
I've found a wonderful place on Facebook called Not Afraid to Dye. Its just a great group, with great people and loads of ideas. Please feel free to come over and visit us.
Here is also another great link that will help you get started on your own way to dyeing: http://www.dyeyouryarn.com