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How to Dye Yarn

Join us for our new miniseries “ARNE & CARLOS do things they know nothing about”! In our first episode, Ragnhild Lie from Lofoten Wool is back to show us how to dye yarn, and we each get to try dying a skein of yarn using indigo. Join us in this beautiful part of the world and learn about the entire process, from preparing the skeins to washing the wool, adding the colour and doing the finishing steps to achieve some gorgeously coloured skeins of yarn!

More information about Lofoten Wool is available here.

Enjoy the video below!



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    • Mai T Chang on August 24, 2020 at 2:52 pm


    Boy I see that you guys had a fun trip, I only wish that I came along too. And dyeing yarn goes to a different process. Such beauty and such inspiration you have given me so far in designing many of my own knitting.

    • RoseAnn on August 24, 2020 at 3:24 pm


    Really loved this video. So very informative and exciting to witnesse the transformation into beautiful colored yarn! I had no idea the how detailed the process was. I have a new appreciation for hand-dyed yarn. Thank You for sharing!

    • LoriM on August 24, 2020 at 5:17 pm


    Thanks for the lovely video! I’m really enjoying your Lofoten travels, especially your time w Ragnhild & the happy sheep of Lofoten Wool! I had no idea it took so many steps to dye wool or that it was a chemical reaction to get blue! So cool, looking forward to your next post! 💗

    • Jenny on August 24, 2020 at 5:31 pm


    I loved this video! Thank you for sharing your road trip in this way – what beautiful countryside!!
    I am a new spinner (old knitter!!) and loving this new skill. Dyeing is bound to come along eventually.
    Thank you both!

    • Becky on August 24, 2020 at 5:35 pm


    Loved this episode. I couldn’t imagine dying yarn. It is a talent. I love your blue color!

  1. Reply

    Wonderful video. Thanks for sharing the fun with us!

    • Gillian Hewitt on August 24, 2020 at 6:10 pm


    I’m sorry to be a bit of a bore, but considering both of you have suffered from Covid, I’m very surprised that none of you were wearing masks.

    I do enjoy your videos, maybe you could do a funky crochet mask!!!

    1. Reply

      Norway has not been severely affected by Covid-19 (from March and up until now we have had about 10.000 cases and 250 deaths in total). The Norwegian government has the virus under control and wearing masks is not encouraged by our authorities except when using public transportation. We will follow all the rules and regulations and recommendations from our authorities where COVID is concerned, but because the situation in our country is so different from the USA, UK and many other countries, wearing masks here is not encouraged or required right now. Should the situation change and the Norwegian health authorities make this mandatory, we will absolutely start wearing them.

    • Marilyn on August 24, 2020 at 9:59 pm


    Thoroughly enjoyable class. I felt as if I was in the class. Wonderful clear information. 😊 Thank you!

    • Wanda on August 24, 2020 at 11:31 pm


    This was so fascinating, thank you

    • Karen on August 25, 2020 at 12:15 am


    I loved this video. A bit of chemistry going on here. I love that color blue and the cute sheep.

    • Susan Flajnik on August 25, 2020 at 1:11 am


    Please share your knitting project ideas for your beautifully dyed wool. Ragnhild Lie is so chill! 😎

    • Cheryl on August 25, 2020 at 3:11 am


    This was a great video….I really enjoyed it.

    • Agnes Vamos on August 25, 2020 at 4:37 pm


    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful road trip with us. It is especially appreciated during these times when travel is restricted. 💙🐑

    • Sparrow on August 26, 2020 at 2:05 pm


    The Lofotun tour videos have been so enjoyable, you guys have done a great job! I tried dyeing yarn for the first time a few weeks ago using avocado, watching the dye process was quite exciting.
    Seeing the oxidation of the blue was cool and I enjoyed meeting Ragnhild, she seems very personable and fun. I’m definitely going to check out her wool shop. Thank you.

    • Hilary on August 30, 2020 at 6:40 pm


    Very much enjoyed this virtual trip to Norway. Thanks for bringing me along!

    • Bennie-Ruth Dean on August 31, 2020 at 4:49 am


    Thanks for the lovely video! The dye process was very informative and too, I enjoyed seeing the beautiful countryside. I hope you will share more videos!

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