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Sharing Information about fibers, yarns, quilting, dye techniques,
links and more
previously located: Straw Into Gold - Berkeley, CA
160 23rd St., Richmond, Calif. 94804
Note: This is not a retail shop. We are
now wholesale only.
If you wish to buy our yarns and supplies,
check the SHOP LIST link at the top of this page.
A list of all our yarns is here.
Do you have a Knitting Shop ?
Or are you a Production Knitter?
For information on wholesale purchase of yarns and knitting needles -
see the Crystal Palace Yarns section of this
(note: Straw Into Gold no longer sells dyes)
- Dyeing wool / protein fibers with Acid
Levelling Dyes (Kiton type)
- Multi-color techniques for dyeing with
Acid Dyes, making "painted" yarns
- Painting, spraying and printing with
Procion dyes on cotton, rayon, silk, etc.
- History of Dyes from 2600 BC to 20th C.
, from a talk given by Susan Druding at Convergence 1982
- Simplified Procion Dyeing Instructions, for the
- TAN Reprint:
History and Chemistry of Fiber Reactive Dyes, emphasis on Cibacron F
(aka Sabracron F), article from 1982
2 decades HISTORY of
STRAW INTO GOLD in photos
Although we first opened in 1971 in Rockridge
area of Oakland, few photos of that era exists - but in Berkeley from 1981
to Richmond in 2001:
STRAW INTO GOLD - CRYSTAL PALACE YARNS locations from 1981 to 2007 and
See Dec. 2000 photos of Straw Into Gold's
old Berkeley location - HERE
See first location move to Richmond in
2001 - HERE
See final move to 160 23rd Street - HERE
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