Hank dyeing is a fabric dyeing process developed to obtain a vibrant color penetration and a softer feel. The process is time-consuming and involves multiple repetitive steps.
First the yarn is looped over a hook and washed in water. Then it's dipped in the dye for about two days, washed and dipped again. This process is repeated several times.
Once the desired color is obtained, the yarn is steamed to fix the color. Hand-dyeing involves the use of fewer chemicals (in comparison to other methods) and therefore is better for the longevity of the yarn. The colors obtained are also usually richer in comparison to other dyeing methods.