Buy a Gift Voucher

Dyeing for knitters, weavers and spinners - Morley College, London

Dyeing for knitters, weavers and spinners - Morley College, London

Duration: 1 day

Price: £100

Contact: Pedro Diego at Morley College London

61 Westminster Bridge Road
Lambeth, London
Greater London

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Saturday 6th June 2020

About the Course

Dye wool roving, woollen yarn, cotton and linen for your weaving and knitting projects, using Acid and Procion dyes. Various techniques such as piece-dyeing and ombre dyeing as well as multi colours in a plastic bag all create exciting yarns. Suitable for all levels.

By the end of the course you will be able to
Know which dyes for which yarns
Prepare your yarns
Mix your dyes
Mix your colours
Dye up samples and your own yarns in several exciting ways.
Class format and activities
Activities involve the practical preparation of yarn hanks, scouring of fleece if needed for spinning and practical dye mixing with H & S information. There will be time to experiment with mixing colour selections and support with the dyeing of samples, either hot or cold depending on your yarn. Some yarns are provided by the College but you are encouraged to bring in your own natural yarns (see below). There will be opportunities to try several methods of dyeing yarns in different ways such as dip dyeing, ombre dyeing, rainbow dyeing, tie dyeing and dyeing yarns flat, to give a variety of tonal or multicoloured yarns to use on personal projects.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements
Enthusiasm, love of colour and ambition to dye your own yarns.

What you need to know before you enrol
Here are some suggestions of companies that sell yarns, there are many more;
Where to buy cotton on line and already in hanks; A.C. Wood, Bradford
Where to purchase lambswool, white or ecru; Uppingham Yarns

What you will need for your class
Apron, rubber gloves, mask, empty plastic containers with lids to keep dyes in.
Natural threads for tying up your hanks and tie dyeing your yarns.
Plastic bags to take damp yarn home, notebook and pencil.

What you can do next:
Please enquire for recommendations on continuation courses where applicable..

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

Review this course


Please note that email addresses added here are not published. Contact information will not be shared or used for marketing unless you opt to receive our monthly newsletter about UK creative courses. You will be notified by email within two weeks if the course provider responds to your review.

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends
  • Wheelchair friendly

Bronze Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.