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Natural Yarn Dyeing with British Wool - Live

Natural Yarn Dyeing
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About the Course

A live online introduction to natural yarn dyeing with British Wool - with plenty of room to discuss and ask questions.

An overview of the techniques and methods of natural yarn dyeing, and the vibrant colours that can be achieved through dyeing British wool yarn with responsibly foraged, home grown plants and food waste.

After an introductory talk where Ria will discuss yarn preparation, mordanting, and an overview of the dyes that are available, Ria will dye a variety of weights of British wool yarn, ranging from super chunky to Ria’s bespoke 4ply weight yarn spun from Mendip sheep. This will show you the ways in which yarn type and breed of sheep behave differently in the dye bath. We will also look at the different ways natural dyes can be applied to yarn to create striking effects.

The workshop will be delivered live via Zoom over two sessions, but will be recorded and made available to watch again. If you cannot make any of the live sessions, you will be sent a link to the recording, and be able to ask questions via email.

The two sessions are as follows:

You will also be sent a document explaining the dyeing process, and a further reading list. A Facebook group will be set up for students to use as a discussion and sharing forum.

In advance of the workshop you will be given the details of the dye stuffs that will be used in the workshop, so you can start gathering your own, should you wish to dye along with the workshop.

This listing is for the online workshop only, but there is the option to buy the yarns Ria will demonstrate with in the workshop.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Live introduction and demonstration - Thursday 10th September - 4-6pm (BST) -

There will be a follow-up discussion - Thursday 24th September - 4-5pm (BST) - to reflect, and share your experiences and projects using the skills learnt on the workshop

You will also be sent a document explaining the dyeing process, and a further reading list. A Facebook group will be set up for students to use as a discussion and sharing forum.

In advance of the workshop you will be given the details of the dye stuffs that will be used in the workshop, so you can start gathering your own, should you wish to dye along with the workshop.

What you will need

A notebook
Yarn (a sample pack is available to buy from Ria, or you can use your own)
Dye plants and food waste (full details will be given on booking)

Contact

Ria Burns at Ria Burns Knitwear

This course is taught online

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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Price:

£30

Duration:

2 hours (4:00pm to 6:00pm)


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