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Natural Dyed Yarn

$180.00 $162.00

This one-day workshop is an introduction to natural dyes, and will focus on how to dye natural fibre yarns with natural dyestuff (botanicals). Students will be working partially outside if the weather permits. You will learn how to harvest plants and flowers that will yield excellent colours in the dye pot. You will also leave with natural dye recipes, a dye journal and one skein of wool or organic cotton yarn.

Instructor: Yvette-Michelle Cottle Darby
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This one-day introduction to natural dyes will focus on how to dye natural fibre yarns (wool, cotton, linen, silk, and bamboo) with natural dyestuff (botanicals). You will learn how to harvest plants and flowers that will yield excellent colours in the dye pot. Students will work partially outside if the weather permits.

We will experiment with colour combinations, mordants and a selection of plant materials.

You will receive one skein of wool or organic cotton yarn and a selection of natural dyes. You will also create a dye journal with swatches and samples.

Students will learn everything they need to know to continue their exploration into natural dyes. Workshop will include how to prepare your materials, mordanting, preparing a dye bath and dyeing. Additional yarn will be available for purchase.

*This workshop is non-refundable, please review the date and confirm that it works for your schedule.

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