Below are some of the most common dye styles that are used in dying yar and fiber by Indie dyers. So, if you want to know more about them, we suggest that you carry on reading until the end.
The Kettle/rainbow for yarn dye style is among the many different types of styles that Indie dyers are using. Here, the yarns are dyed after being spun. The method allows the colors to blend wonderfully together. Another dye style that Indie dyers are using is the roving. In this style, the fibers are dyed the same way as yarns are dyed in Kettle/rainbow dye style. The colors are blending well together as the fiber are spun around. This is what many of us think of when they think about handspun yarn. In these dye styles, the yarns or the fibers are dyed in almost even shade of color, the same way as what their name imply. These styles are said to work best for very dark (very bright) colors, or for pale colors as well. Dying the fabric or the yarn multiple times to get a color will lead to the dye slowly balancing itself out.
There are other dye styles that we want you to know of and that is the stripes. It has been said that stripes occur from the kettle dyed roving, which either is spinning in chunks or strips, in order to maintain its short and blended stripes. The progression of colors have the tendency of being over a a much greater distance in comparison to those with minimal blending. There are those stripes that are made from two or more colors of roving, without blending in between them. The main colors for these kinds of stripes are the different colored stripes. They are said to look great with two colors of yarn that are slightly variegated. Depending on the preparation, stripes average an approximate of one to three yards.
Other than the dye styles that we mentioned so far here in this article, there are still more that you have to know of such as the painting dye style. The painting dye style usually pertains to when a dyer uses dyes to paint on the yard using paint brushes, squirt bottles, or by simply putting dry dye granules on the fiber to wet the yarn. There is a similar technique to this called as veil dyeing wherein the dye is built up in shades through the application of different colors over each other, getting more subtle, yet variegated shades. If you are wondering how paintings are done, well, they are processed by steaming setting or using a kettle or crockpot. It can also be done using chemical or natural dyes. Painting works both on fibers and yarns, however, the results are more visible and obvious in yarns because when the fiber gets spun, there is no chance of seeing the subtle color variations.