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Online Class

Professional Yarn Dyeing at Home

$14.99$29.99

Learn techniques for dyeing solid, speckled and variegated yarns at home. Create gorgeous colorways with tips for prepping, dyeing and drying your fibers.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list and dye recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Sarah Eyre
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

If you're ready to make unique hand-dyed yarn, expert dye instructor Sarah Eyre is here to show you how. Start learning how to craft custom fibers with tips for setting up your dye space, choosing materials and preparing your yarn. Once your supplies are all in place, you'll find out how to create eye-catching solid, semi-solid, variegated and speckled yarns using superwash wool, silk blends and untreated farm wool. Along the way, Sarah will explain dyeing best practices, how to troubleshoot slip-ups, where to find color inspiration and how to start mastering this fun, rewarding technique. By the end of class, you'll be able to safely create vibrant yarns at home.

Product Details

Add the optional Dyeables Kit (link under Additional Supplies Needed below) to your class and receive 10 skeins of gorgeous Cloudborn yarn in your choice of fiber. The undyed, superwash yarn takes dye like a dream, so whether it's your first foray into hand-dyeing or your fiftieth, you're sure to be successful!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Ready to Dye
14:59
Meet Sarah Eyre, expert dyer and fiber artist. She'll introduce you to the benefits of home dyeing, then help you choose yarns, dyes, and safe, easy-to-use mordants. Next, you'll set up your dye space with tools and supplies you can dedicate to dyeing, and already have on hand.
2. Preparing Yarns & Dyeing Solid Colors
27:40
3. Semi-Solids With Silk Blends
17:36
4. Speckled With Untreated Wool
16:52
5. Dyeing Variegated Yarns
18:26
6. Drying, Finishing & Next Steps
12:06

Taught by

Sarah Eyre
Sarah Eyre
Sarah Eyre has been working as a dyer for more than 10 years. She opened two independent textile and dyeworks companies: The Sanguine Gryphon and Cephalopod Yarns. When not experimenting with a new colorway, Sarah enjoys teaching yarn, fiber and silk dyeing, working as an editor at Cooperative Press, and thinking up hand-dyeing recipes for her latest book.

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