Pinterest Knitting Needle Holder and How to Dye Canvas

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DIY homemade knitting needle holder

I found this tutorial on Pinterest.

 

 

Of course, I had to try it myself. But, I wanted to make it a little differently.  Give it some character.

So, I decided to dye the canvas.  I didn’t know if canvas could be dyed.  But, it can!  Here is how I got the funky pattern.

Start by pinching the middle of the canvas.

how to dye canvas

Then twist the canvas in one direction.

how to dye canvas

It will start to look something like this.

how to dye canvas

Keep twisting until it’s all twisted into a nice ball.  Then wrap with twine or some cord of some sort to hold it all in place.

wrap the canvas

Then follow the directions of your specific dye package.  I used RIT dye.

This was after 5 minutes.

how to dye canvas

And after 10.  I pulled it out after this since it was the dark color I wanted.

how to dye canvas

I ran water through it to make sure all of the water ran clear.  Then I untied it and had a nice wet, wrinkly piece of canvas.  But, I was pleased with the pattern.

canvas after dye

After I dried and pressed it.

canvas after drying

And it was ready to be used.

The finished project!

dyed canvas knitting needle holder

 



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6 thoughts on “Pinterest Knitting Needle Holder and How to Dye Canvas

  • January 26, 2012 at 7:58 am
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    How cool. I have always wanted to try dying fabric but it always looked so complicated. This looks like something I could do.

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    • January 26, 2012 at 10:43 am
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      It’s pretty simple actually.. I’ve even made a few photography backdrops using muslin and dyed them.

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    • February 25, 2013 at 12:49 pm
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      Oh that would be a great idea for paint brushes! Thanks!

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