The Modern Natural Dyer Work-Along: Phase 1 Kit
Announcing our newest project: The Modern Natural Dyer Work-Along. With Kristine's new book, The Modern Natural Dyer, in hand, she has 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. With seasonality in mind, the Work-Along is broken into three phases.
In Phase 1, the focus is on the basics of natural dyeing and learning to use natural dyeing extracts. These are the projects we will work on:
JANUARY PROJECT: Northwoods Hat (or silk scarf kit) + Sock Hop!
FEBRUARY PROJECT: Wanderlust Bag
MARCH PROJECT: Sandstone Shawl
APRIL PROJECT: Iron-Age Tee
The main correspondence of the work-along will take place on the Verb blog and on the Verb Instagram account. The first week of every month, we will post an overview of the project, lessons to be learned within that specific project, with tips and tricks to complete the project. The second and third weeks of the month are dedicated to doing the projects. The fourth week of the month, we will show progress photos of the projects.
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
We have created a kit to go with the work-along, making it easy to begin the natural dyeing process! You will receive:
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 to celebrate the start of 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.