7 inch dye rings are a secret weapon for dyers who want to keep their skeins as organized as possible when yarn processing. These handy 7 inch dye rings are perfect for holding skeins, wet or dry, for dyeing or for display. They are ideal for organizing yarn for mordanting and dyeing to avoid tangles and all that fussing that we do trying to make the dyed skein look nice again. The rings are 7 inches in diameter with a self hook closure and are made of aluminum. Each ring will accommodate about 200 grams (approx. 8 ounces) of yarn, or 2 to 3 skeins. You may be able to load more or fewer skeins with very fine or bulky yarns. Also sold in 5 inch size. Sold in sets of 5 rings
From our Feedback Friday series:
I like the 7″ dyer’s rings, but have heard that aluminum is reactive to dyes and can have an effect on the dyed wool. Is this a problem ?
Aluminum can be reactive in some dye baths, causing a little bit of color lightening, but the rings are so small that I haven’t noticed any issue with natural dye baths, even in indigo vats, and I know of dyers that use many rings in a bath with no ill effects. Sometimes they do get a bit of sediment on them and I scrub it off.
photo credit: Anna Brones