Learn Nancy's method for dyeing machine knitted silk blanks for use in weaving or fine knitted lace. Booklet available for 12/2 silk or 20/2 silk. $6.95.
Pre-knitted bombyx silk blanks are also available. 12/2 Silk: $28.00 and 20/2 $30.00
Ever wondered how they made self-stiping yarn? Wonder no more and make your own stripes in whatever colors you choose. Nancy's booklet teaches you the simple techniques needed to understand the process and includes complete dyeing instructions, and patterns for hand knitting either the Fair Isle hat or socks. $6.95 each
Paint your own weft or warp yarn to make a silk scarf. By dyeing these knit fabric "blanks" rather than 2- and 3-yard skeins, weavers can produce color repeats of any length. It's surprising how easy it is to achieve subtle color gradations without changing yarns. You simply paint the dye in stripes across the width of the fabric in any colors and lengths you choose. After the dye sets, unravel the knitted fabric onto bobbins for use as weft yarn or onto a warping board for use as warp. Or you can buy an extra blank and use one for warp and the other for weft. The possibilities are endless. Includes 715 yards of 20/2 bombyx silk yarn knitted into a blank and complete dyeing instructions. $32
Make this colorful "little windows" bag. The kit includes the hand knitting pattern and the yarn already knit into a "blank" that you can dye in the colors you choose. Simply dye following Nancy's crystal clear instructions and then unravel the blanks and knit your own hand-dyed Ventanitas Bag. The wool provided felts up easily in your top loading washing machine. $35
Make your own self-striping sock yarn in the colors you choose. Kit includes two 100% merino or superwash/nylon (75%/25%) fabric blanks pre-marked for dyeing stripes, complete dyeing instructions, pattern for hand knitting self-striping socks, dye brush, and small beaker for measuring dye solution amounts. Knitting pattern includes directions for sizes small (woman's shoe size 5-6), medium (woman's shoe size 7-9) and large (woman's shoe sizes 10-11). Merino/Nylon superwash only. $30
Make yarn that automatically stripes in the colors you select. Kit includes two merino fabric blanks pre-marked for dyeing stripes, complete dyeing instructions, pattern for hand knitting Fair Isle hat, dye brush, and small beaker for measuring dye solution amounts. $30