Next Steps in Yarn Dyeing DVD


Item: W0199R


Build your yarn-dyeing skills with gradients, hand painting and more.

Ready to delve deeper into the colorful world of hand-dyed yarn? Join fiber artist Sarah Eyre and explore a range of advanced yarn-dyeing techniques that you can do at home. Create gradient, self-striping and hand-painted yarn as you work with a variety of materials including sock blanks, raw fiber and more. By the end of class, you’ll be able to dye skeins in new creative ways and express your own unique aesthetic!

NOTE: Any PDF materials associated with this class are not provided with the DVD-only purchase. You must have streaming access to download those materials. To purchase the combination DVD + Streaming form of this class, click here.

Class Sessions

Overview (14:51)
Meet expert dyer Sarah Eyre and begin by going over the tools you’ll need to get started. Sarah explains how to dye safely, before diving into the science behind acid dyeing.

Gradients (27:06)
Achieve beautiful color transitions by knitting with gradients! In this lesson, see how to dye a set of gradient skeins, then work a gradient on a single skein using a sock blank.

Sock Blanks (14:58)
Dyeing sock blanks unlocks a world of new possibilities. Find out how to apply stamping, self-striping and sprinkling techniques to create one-of-a-kind yarns. Then, experiment with your own techniques!

Self-Striping Yarn (20:45)
Self-striping yarns require a bit more set up to dye, but they’re worth the extra effort! Sarah shares the best ways to use self-striped yarn, then walks you through the dyeing process step by step.

Hand-Painted Yarn (08:05)
Hand-painted yarns are extremely popular among indie dyers. Learn why as you follow a few simple steps to hand-paint your own skeins at home! You’ll create gorgeous colorways that are perfect for any fiber project.

Dyeing Fiber (21:15)
Acid-dyeing isn’t just for yarn! In this final lesson, Sarah reveals the best way to handle and dye fiber, and even offers special considerations for washing, rinsing and drying.

Your Instructor

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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