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The Dyer's Notebook

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The dyeing, knitting, spinning, and other fiber arts adventures of Laura, the dyer behind Gynx Yarns.

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The dyeing, knitting, spinning, and other fiber arts adventures of Laura, the dyer behind Gynx Yarns.

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By paperdag - Nov 02 2014
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Love following Laura's work!

Awesome!

By DlaPrell - Feb 26 2014
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Laura is great! She's helpful and informative. Her yarn is fabulous, too!!

iTunes Ratings

28 Ratings
Average Ratings
23
1
1
0
3

Love it!!!

By paperdag - Nov 02 2014
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Love following Laura's work!

Awesome!

By DlaPrell - Feb 26 2014
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Laura is great! She's helpful and informative. Her yarn is fabulous, too!!

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The Dyer's Notebook

Latest release on Oct 19, 2016

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Rank #1: The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 155

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Episode 155 - Shawl Knitting Bug
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Dyeing

Viewer Question: Dyeing Classes

Viewer Question: Podcast Interview Software
Mac Skype Recording Software

Viewer Question: Primaries vs. Premixed Colors

Knitting

Lumpy Space - Stephen West
Gynx Yarns Strong Sock: Fog, Graphite, Gunmetal Gray, Charcoal

Wildes Meer - Voolenvine Yarns
Gynx Yarns Glitz Sock "Lucky"

Le Mouelluex - Mina Philipp
Next on the needles?

Apr 04 2016

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Rank #2: The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 148

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Episode 148 - How I Knit
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Dyeing

Viewer Question from chefdlc: Hi Everyone---I’m hoping to try my first yarn dyeing experiment this week. I was wondering, does the citric acid in the pot exhaust along with the dye? If I want to do a second layer of color in the same dye pot, do I need to add more acid too? 

Knitting

Christmas Socks are finished!
Gynx Yarns Glitz Sock "Christmas Lights"

Rowe by Michelle Wang
Gynx Yarns Merino Worsted "Woodland Adventure"

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Rank #3: The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 154

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Episode 154 - Whiskey or Tea?
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What I'm Wearing

Aristida Shawl by Alexandra Beck

Dyeing

I answer viewer questions about fiber sources, dyeing sock blanks, sharing dyeing knowledge, and my artist background.

Knitting

Lumpy Space by Stephen West
Gynx Yarns Strong Sock: Fog, Gunmetal Gray, Charcoal, Graphite

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Gynx Yarns Glitz Sock

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Rank #4: The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 162

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Episode 162 - SSK 2016

Jul 31 2016

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Rank #5: The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 156

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Episode 156 - Small Sweater
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Dyeing/Business

Viewer Questions:

"A couple of immersion dyeing questions for you.With the acid dyes that you use, do you find the colour deepens the longer you leave it in the dye bath? And, if so, do you find it a significant difference? And do your mixed colours change shades the longer they sit in the dye?I use food safe dyes (food colouring, Kool Aid and Easter egg dye tablets), and I know with those dyes, the reds strike faster than the blues, so longer dye times can really impact the final colours.""Photographing question. Now that I’ve learned some of the methods to dyeing thanks to your tutorials, can you please tell us how you photograph the finished product? Should it be in natural light, under bright lights, hiding under a sheet (yes tried that)? My pictures are not showing the true colors and its blowing it out, over saturating?"
KnittingWildes Meer by Voolenvine
Gynx Yarns Glitz Sock "Lucky"Lapsang by Clare Devine
Another Crafty Girl Merino Bulky "GamutAnders by Sorren Kerr
Gynx Yarns Smooth Sport "Pumpkin Patch" and "Fog"Stash Enhancement
Nomadic Yarns

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Apr 25 2016

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Rank #6: The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 149

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Episode 149 - Goals
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Dyeing

Viewer Questions:

Hi Laura! I’m sure this will come up in your future dyeing tutorials, but thought I’d ask. When you dye using the twisting and layering technique with immersion dyeing, do you wait for the skeins to cool down before you re-twist them in between layers? Or do you re-twist them while they’re still hot? I foolishly tried this technique with non-superwash yarn a while back and ended up felting my yarn :( I didn’t wait for the yarn to cool down between layers, and even though I tried to gently re-twist them, I’m guessing all the handling and the sudden changes in temperature contributed to the felting. - BellaChix
I am looking at niddy noddies and I don’t know which size to get. What size are the hanks you sell in your shop? - ThisPianoGirl
Knitting
Rowe by Michele WangGynx Yarns Merino Worsted "Woodland Adventure"
Slade by Michele WangGynx Yarns Merino Worsted
Lumpy Space by Stephen West
 Misc Crafting
Viewer Question:
I was curious… a VERY long time ago you showed a cross stitch that you got from the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. I recently got into cross stitching myself - did you ever do your’s? If so, I’d love to see the finished product! - lambnwolf
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Shop update on Tuesday, January 12 at 7 pm Central

Jan 11 2016

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Rank #7: The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 159

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Episode 159 - WIP Shame

Jun 13 2016

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Rank #8: The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 158

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Episode 158 - Fantasy Dye-Along

May 30 2016

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Rank #9: The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 163

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Episode 163 - Lady Bat

Aug 11 2016

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Rank #10: The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 152

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Episode 152 - Immersion
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Feb 16 2016

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