Golden Glow: Dye Yarn with Turmeric

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Dye Yarn with Turmeric

Dye Yarn with Turmeric

Dreaming of yarn in gorgeous golden hues for your summertime knitting or crochet projects? Dye yarn with turmeric to create a glowing ombre effect!

Dye Yarn with Turmeric

Next to your garden, the spice rack is always a great place to look for natural dyes, and colorful turmeric definitely doesn’t disappoint! Raid your pantry and create some sunny yellow and gold streaked yarn with this beginner-friendly tutorial for dyeing yarn with turmeric from Portia on The Makery.

If you’ve never dyed yarn before, this project is a great place to start. There are no harsh chemicals involved—all you’ll need to have on hand is turmeric, some white vinegar, and a skein of yarn to play with!

I was especially pleased to see that turmeric is a viable option for cotton—cotton yarn was used in the tutorial—as it doesn’t always take up color quite as well as animal fibers do.

Looking for even more natural yarn dyeing ideas? Check out this natural yarn dyeing tutorial right here on Make: CRAFT!

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Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley.

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