How-To: Dye Yarn in Your Slow Cooker

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How-To: Dye Yarn in Your Slow Cooker


Turn your crockpot into your own personal fiber dyeing factory with this fun tutorial for dyeing yarn in your slow cooker from Carissa at Creative Green Living.


Carissa’s method is a great way to customize yarn that’s at least 50% animal fiber (wool, alpaca, etc.), and it will definitely give this year’s cozy cool weather projects that extra-special touch!

Ready to give slow cooker yarn dyeing a try? Click here to see the full how-to.

Note: The ingredients used in this tutorial are specifically chosen to be non-toxic and kid friendly. But, of course, when working with dyes in kitchen equipment, you should always exercise caution. If you’re concerned, you can pick up some disposable crockpot liners (like the ones used in this project), or, if you think you’ll be doing a ton of dyeing, you might want to check your local thrift store to see if you can find a good deal on a slow cooker that you can use just for crafting.

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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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