- Level of Instruction
- All levels. Beginners welcome.
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 email@example.com 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
Hailing from the Great Plains, Lesley Darling's passion for fiber and folklife has led her on quite the journey – from herding with rare-breed sheep in Wales to learning a dying language whilst knitting with elders in Sweden and beyond. 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.