Flammegarn: Layering Natural Color on Yarn (SOLD OUT)

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Flammegarn: Layering Natural Color on Yarn (SOLD OUT)

February 2 & 9, 2021 (6:00-8:00 PM CT) with Lesley Darling

Level of Instruction
All levels. Beginners welcome.
$80.00 Members
$80.00 Non-members

Learn the basics of natural dyeing and Norwegian-inspired methods for layering color. From water quality, pH, metallic salts, and more, you'll explore various techniques, including modifying colors with the potential to create multi-color effects through using flammegarn techniques that are perfect for knitting or weaving with. During this two-week class, we'll learn the dyeing process together and you will complete your dyeing throughout the week. You will be able to decide how you want to dye your yarn.

Supplies: A kit of supplies including yarn, dye, and mordants (a $25 value) is included in the cost of enrollment. You'll also need a computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.

Students will need to supply: small amounts of baking soda, vinegar, gloves (nitrile), and anti-acid tablets such as Tums.

If you are registering for this class in a location outside the contiguous United States, additional shipping charges may apply. Please contact jtorkelson@vesterheim.org when you register for more information. 

Special Instructions: When registering for the class, please make sure to use the address you'd like the kit shipped to, and the email address you'd like the Zoom meeting invitation sent to. You will receive links to the Zoom session by email sometime during the week prior to the class.

Enrollment Deadline: January 20, 2021

Registration for this class has closed.

About the Instructor

Lesley Darling

Lesley Darling

Hailing from the Great Plains, Lesley Darling's passion for fiber and folklife has led her on quite the journey, including herding rare-breed sheep in Wales and learning a dying language while knitting with elders in Sweden. In addition to growing and foraging natural dyes, she practices off-road knitting, creates conceptual nature-based garments, and occasionally spins and weaves. She teaches throughout the Midwest and Appalachia and loves to work with beginners and intermediate students with humor while sparking their curiosity for folk culture.