Book Giveaway: Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece

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Anybody that works with yarn or fleece knows how difficult it can be to get the perfect color for your project. We all know how frustrating it can be when the blue yarn you need is not quite the right blue, or the green is just a bit too green for your taste. Gail Callahan's new book Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece teaches the beautiful art of hand-dying yarn, as well as some exciting and unusual techniques.

Hand Dying Yarn and Fleece spends a lot of time explaining the important tools needed to create beautifully hand-colored fibers, as well as what types of yarn work well for dyeing. The book also explains the different types of dye that can be used for yarn and responsible and safe ways to dispose of any potentially hazardous materials. This is great instruction for new dyers as well as a handy reference for anybody with experience.

Gail Callahan's book shows 17 unique ways to dye yarn for beautiful, one-of-a-kind results. She also includes several projects and swatch techniques designed to show of hand-dyed yarn. 

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To change your avatar, click on "Mine" above. Next, click on "Edit My Settings" in the upper right corner of the window. Then, click "Change Your Profile Image" and upload the image of your choice from your computer. The image can be up to 4 MB or 1,200 pixels.

To enter the drawing, leave a comment displaying your new avatar.

Leave a comment on this post before the deadline—11:59 pm, April 6, 2010 —and you could be one of the THREE lucky winners who will be chosen at random and announced on April 7th.

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Comments (40)

theeema writes: I've never tried dyeing fibers but would love to learn. THanks for the giveaway.
Posted: 5:55 am on March 28th
EchoLin writes: beautiful, good project.
Posted: 10:47 pm on April 1st
CrochetMama writes: This book looks awesome!
Posted: 7:06 pm on January 27th
royalty75 writes: I would love too own this book..For our collection I hope too one day open a fashion incubator and school for up and coming fshion designers
Posted: 4:46 pm on December 2nd
catresq writes: I learned spinning and hand weaving as a teenager and it was a much-loved pastime for years. Now that I have retired, I just got out my old equipment and have started to polish up the old skills. I would love to win this inspiring book!
Posted: 4:22 pm on September 6th
Craftingjunkie writes: Looks like a wonderful book. I up for dyeing some yarn!
Posted: 12:42 pm on April 21st
Treasured2005 writes: I would love to win a copy of this book. I love trying new crafts with my daughter!
Posted: 7:50 am on April 12th
miz_riviz writes: this amazingly talented woman lives in my town! before i knew about all of her magic, i noticed her gorgeously dyed skeins drying on her porch. luscious! i would be so excited to have a copy of her book.
Posted: 9:12 pm on April 6th
lavenderdaisy writes: This looks like such a great book!
Posted: 7:15 pm on April 6th
MSD1984 writes: Oooooh...! I'd love to win! I just got my dream spinning wheel and would love to learn how to dye fiber to spin!
Posted: 7:03 pm on April 6th
cmonster writes: I would love to win this book! I have hand dyed fabrics for quilting and would love to try it with wool.
Posted: 11:50 am on April 6th
OneMoreProject writes: I've been looking at that book!
Posted: 3:38 am on April 6th
random_charm writes: I'd love to win a copy of this book. I've recently started spinning and dyeing wool and I am completely hooked!
Posted: 10:20 pm on April 5th
IggyJingles writes: I'd love to win this book. It has been 23 years since I first studied yarn dying, and it is something I'd like to revisit.
Posted: 4:35 pm on April 5th
Amoula writes: I love fiber, and fiber art. The book looks amazing!!
Posted: 2:57 pm on April 5th
vicomtesserae writes: Fiber arts are a bit of a weakness for me, it's true! I'm always looking for ways to improve my work, and being able to hand dye is a useful trick to have!
Posted: 3:21 am on April 5th
susanhall writes: I kind of have an idea about how to dye yarn but have never tried it. I think it would be a lot of fun and then I would be able to Create anything!!
Posted: 3:38 pm on April 4th
nicegirl writes: I have not work with yarn or fleece or hand dyeing, ( I had a plan to do it but I have to skipped it ).
This book will be a good motivation to start doing it.
Thank You for this giveaway.
Posted: 10:16 pm on April 3rd
wytchcraft writes: What a great book! I would love to learn how to dye yarn and make my own custom colors! My head is already swimming with color combinations. I also changed my avatar first to a polymer clay figure I made folling some instructions on Sculpey.
Posted: 3:50 pm on April 2nd
kpf2006 writes: I heart this and want a copy!
Posted: 2:50 pm on April 2nd
gardienne writes: Looks like a lovely book!
Posted: 2:19 pm on April 2nd
HeatherY writes: Thanks for the great giveaway! I'd love to win this... now all I need is the sheep! :)
Posted: 7:24 pm on April 1st
wannadoitall writes: Ooh, count me in! I just ordered yarn that NEEDS to be dyed.
Posted: 5:02 pm on April 1st
SlickChick writes: Interested in it. A book would be nice. :)
Posted: 3:24 pm on April 1st
rosemaryschild writes: Dyeing fibers leaves the most beautiful colors!
Posted: 9:41 am on April 1st
JennyRen writes: ooohhh...this sounds like fun! I remember dyeing yarn with my grandmother when I was younger!
Posted: 8:51 am on April 1st
Jadedmind writes: Dyeing sounds like so much fun, messy too!
Posted: 8:05 pm on March 31st
mal64 writes: I'm really getting interested in working with fiber (spinning, weaving, felting). This book would be a great addition to my library.
Posted: 6:53 pm on March 31st
AnnabelleBaskets writes: Hi - My avatar is one of my hand made baskets! One of my strange collections is yarn. I love to go to the craft store or and buy some unique yarns! Lately I've purchased yarn made from corn and yarn made from bamboo. So cool!

Posted: 6:45 pm on March 31st
trysh writes: My avatar is already an image....just wish I looked that wonderful!

This is a whole new area I would love to learn about!! A new kind of creativity....ooooh, I want it!
Posted: 6:25 pm on March 31st
prpldy writes: This would be an awesome book to win. I have a huge lot of wool that I would LOVE to learn how to dye. Thanks for the chance to win,

prpldy (at) comcast dot net
Posted: 6:14 pm on March 31st
emmyjay writes: Count me in -- I would love to win this book!
Posted: 5:58 pm on March 31st
kimdesigns writes: I love all things fiber and dyeing. So.... I cant wait to try this with my own fiber. I have a ton of spun wool that could use some color.
Posted: 5:44 pm on March 31st
penguingranny writes: OK I give up, changed it again. Hoping this works!
Posted: 5:42 pm on March 31st
penguingranny writes: Gorgeous looking book!! My avatar had been changed!
Posted: 5:35 pm on March 31st
ywilken writes: Changed my avatar - this is a picture of my pup with his hand knitted hat/scarf on. Would love to win this book have heard lots of great things about it .
Posted: 2:58 pm on March 31st
ywilken writes: Changed my avatar - this is a picture of my pup with his hand knitted hat/scarf on. Would love to win this book have heard lots of great things about it .
Posted: 2:58 pm on March 31st
JennyBolech writes: I've always wanted to try my hand at dying! It looks like so much fun and I'd love to have some custom colors!
Posted: 2:46 pm on March 31st
Sarah_L writes: Love it! The colors are so beautiful.
Posted: 2:34 pm on March 31st
pixistikchik writes: Hooray for hand dyeing! I'm hoping to do a lot of that this summer.
Posted: 2:21 pm on March 31st
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