Dyeing wool yarn naturally with the red yeast rice
Natural yarn dyeing with red yeast rice
Here is a video of how I dyed my wool yarn with red yeast rice. I have some red yeast rice leftover from the Wu Jia Pi winemaking project (see another post). It gives the medicinal wine a deep red tint. I thought it might give the wool yarn some degree of color too. The result is a light red, peachy color. I will try to experiment with different herbs for different colors next time.
I also showed you in the video how I wind the yarn into a skein first with the back of a stool, in case you do not have a yarn swift.
The ingredient is simple: Red yeast rice is available online or from some Chinese supermarket. White vineger to prepare the yarn set the color, and glass container that is microwave safe. You can also cook on stovetop or crockpot too.
Watch the video
How to hand knit a pair of fingerless mitten the easy way. It is knitted from the finger down with the magic loop method.
A simple sewing tutorial of turning an old dress into a shopping bag. It only requires sewing straight lines by hand or a sewing machine. A beginner sewing project that is practical and environmentally friendly.
A simple hand sewing project of a pencil box with an elastic to tie over your notebook. The elastic holds the notebook so you always have pencils with you, and the elastic band can act as a bookmark to mark the page you are working on.
This video is showing the process of my father’s Chinese ink painting and his old works. He did not get any formal training but paints almost daily.
This video shows how I knit the pillows in 3 different ways. 1. Hand knitting with a bulky yarn, 2. Machine knitting with a worsted weight yarn, and 3. Finger crochet with a super bulky yarn.
An envelope style pillowcase is an easy stash busting project. You can pick any color combination, any size and stitches. Knit with a machine or by hand. A quick and fun project to brighten your room.
Here is a simple DIY video tutorial of how to make a small gift box or party favor box out of paper folding and cutting. I use the 8.5 x 11 inch card stock to make a small box with an interlocking top.
Here is another video of the silk scarf painting. It is a beginner friendly project by using Inktense block. Even my 9-year-old can paint her scarf easily.