Monday, October 7, 2013

Dyeing Dry Yarn with Tulip Tie Dye Kit Dyes

The instructions that came with the Tulip Tie Dye Kit indicated that you can dye either a wet or dry project.  I wanted to see what would happen if I applied the tulip dye to dry yarn.  Watch and find out!


  1. Nice colours on your yarn - gentle variation which I really like. Great colour on your nails too!

  2. Hi Chemknits, I've watched just about all your videos. I'm wondering if you could help me. I want yarn that goes from blue to gold without green in between. I want the value of the blue and gold to be very close. Is there a way to do this? thanks, Stacy

    1. Hi Stacy,

      Most of the dyeing I do is with food coloring based dyes. I don't have recipes for the different color values so you would have to do some trial and error with miniskeins of yarn to get the colors you want.

      You might have better luck with commercial acid dyes than food coloring because it is easier to get reproducible colors and you start off with more colors to choose from. Good luck!

  3. Another place to get advice and information is by joining a knitters club. yarn