The Modern Natural Dyer Work-Along: Phase 1 Kit
In 2016, in celebration of her new book, The Modern Natural Dyer, Kristine designed a year long course of study to guide you through the book and the natural dyeing process. Kristine has found that project-based learning helps create a direct method for exploring technique. In the Modern Natural Dyer, there are 20 projects, each exploring a different part of the natural dyeing process.
Originally, with seasonality in mind, the Work-Along was broken into three phases. Phase 1 ran from January 2016 to April 2016. The main correspondence of the Work-Along took place on the Verb blog and on the Verb Instagram account.
In Phase 1, the focus is on the basics of natural dyeing and learning to use natural dyeing extracts. We think these projects are a good fit for Wintertime when you might be indoors more often than not.
These are the projects included:
Northwoods Hat (or silk scarf kit) + Sock Hop!
By working on these projects you will learn:
+ the difference between fiber types
+ to naturally dye protein-based and cellulose-based fibers
+ to plan for projects
+ to work efficiently and effectively
+ to combine natural dyeing extracts to create a wide-range of color
+ to learn how fibers within the same type absorb color
+ to use iron
+ to dye garments
+ and more!
The Phase 1 Kit contains:
Fabric, Yarn, and Blanks
Quince & Co Puffin (1 skein) or silk scarf (1)
Organic cotton socks (1 pair)
Wool flannel fabric (1/4 yard)
Malabrigo Rios (1 skein)
Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight (1 skein)
Shibui Silk Cloud (1 skein)
A. Chanin V-Neck Organic Cotton Tank (1)
A. Chanin Long Sleeve Cardigan (1)
Alabama Chanin fabric (1/4 yard)
Scour, Mordant, and Color Changers
Aluminum potassium sulfate
Northwoods Hat: madder, logwood, or weld
Sock Hop: madder, logwood, or cochineal
Wanderlust Bag: weld and logwood
Sandstone Shawl: madder, rhubarb, and fustic - or- madder, cutch, logwood
Iron-Age Tee: weld / iron, quebracho red / iron, or cutch / iron
4 pair of gloves
When you purchase the kit, we will send you an email with a series of questions to customize your kit. For example, choose between the Northwoods Hat kit or a silk scarf kit. And then, choose which color you would like: red, yellow, or purple.
CANADIAN AND INTERNATIONAL friends, if interested in joining, get in touch and we will give you a shipping quote.
Some fun things about the Work-Along:
++ Purchasing this one large kit, rather than a series of smaller kits, you will save over 25%.
++ Free shipping for US residents.