Before there were yarn shops, Norwegians dyed their yarn at home! In this beginner's course to natural dyeing, you'll learn how to dye yarn with traditional plants, discuss tips for adding some Norwegian-inspired flair, and even discover a few dyes lying around your own homestead.
Supplies: A complete kit of supplies including yarn, dye, and mordants (a $20 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.
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: November 30, 2020
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, 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.