dyed fiber


etsyfindoftheday 2 | FRIDAY FRENZY | 3.24.17

DIY weaving items by handmakersfactory

this melbourne, australia-based etsy shop has a ton of fun DIY project-related items, great for crafters and handmakers alike! check out this pair of weaving finds: a mini weaving loom kit for do-it-yourselfers, plus a collection of naturally-dyed weaver’s yarn! pretty.

I have wanted to learn to dye yarn for years. I finally started teaching myself, and I am so in love.
Here are the first two happy hanks, and here’s to many more to come. 🌟


etsyfindoftheday 1 | 1.10.17

wool fiber // roving, spinning by beesybee

wool and blended fibers are an essential in many types of crafting, and beesybee has both undyed and dyed options for anyone on the hunt. don’t these bundles look super-soft? :)


An adventure in dyeing cotton. I decided to dye it in the cake to see what happened, I was hoping for the intensity to gradually get lighter. Hilariously the cakes wouldn’t sink. But it worked out pretty well. I think this will be weft yarn for a Christmas gift. When you make gifts, Christmas planning starts early.


Cherny and Bely - Monster High Catty Noir and Catrine DeMew

Original dolls: Cherny (black) is Mattel Monster High Catty Noir
                      Bely (white) is Mattel Monster High Catrine DeMew

Wigs: (dyed) raw alpaca fiber
Tails: posable wire with cotton fabric and (dyed) alpaca fiber
Body mods: eyes cut open, heads acetone shrunk
Eyes: selfmade follow-me eyes from polymer clay, acrylic paint and epoxy resin
Faces: chalk pastels, colored pencils, acrylic paint, clear gloss, fake lashes
Dresses: hand sewn from cotton fabric, lace and ribbons
Shoes: selfmade from polymer clay, cotton fabric, ribbon, acrylic paint and matte glaze

~ Grand Gulch hafted dart point.
Place of origin: A.D. 300–400
Place of origin: San Juan County, Utah
Medium: Stone, wood

From the source: This stone spear point, part of an early Ancestral Pueblo hunting kit, is hafted to a wooden foreshaft that would have been fitted into a longer spear and launched with a spear-thrower. The pouch is made of twined and dyed yucca fiber yarn.

Oaxacan Purple by @marisamidori

Color: Oaxacan Purple / #990066

This piece is inspired by the dying technique of the Mixtec people of Mexico. Extracting dye from the sea snails clinging to the craggy rocks along the Oaxacan coast is a tradition that spans generations and the purple weavings made from the fibers dyed using the snails’ milk are iconic to their culture. Unlike other mollusk dye techniques, the snails are not killed in the process. The milk is rubbed onto the raw fibers and starts out white, darkening to yellow then green and finally purple as it is left out in the sun to cure.

a-simple-piece-of-cheese  asked:

Hello. I am cosplaying Seras Victoria form Hellsing but I can not find red over the knee socks that match the red uniform I have. Is there any place that I might be able to find them or could I dye socks a similar red?

Hello there!

You can try Sock Dreams or We Love Colors for socks, though if these two sites don’t have what you are looking for, you may have to dye them.

If you go the route of dyeing, here are some suggestions. I would recommend a fiber content like cotton or nylon rather than acrylic or polyester, as these are harder to dye. You can dye both cotton and nylon with Rit dye (and similar dyes), or for more accurate and vibrant colors, cotton can be dyed with fiber reactive dyes, and nylon can be dyed with acid dyes. I know that most nylon tights take color extremely well, so if you need to dye a pair of tights and cut the tops off and hem them with a bit of elastic in there to keep them up, that’s an option.

Spandex fibers are very heat sensitive, so if you go the dyeing route and your socks or tights have spandex/Lycra/elastane content (those are all the same fiber, just different names), be sure to use the lowest heat you can to still set the dye. 

I hope that helps! Good luck :]

Fabrickind / Q&A Staff