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The Modern Natural Dyer Work-Along: Printing with Flowers + Alabama Chanin

Last Summer, Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin visited Verb, which is a cause for celebration. We invited the Verb community to gather and and to share in her company. There were many beautiful han...
In the Dye Studio

The Modern Natural Dyer Work-Along: Iron Age Tank and Gilded Cardigan

When I began to write The Modern Natural Dyer, I could not wait to somehow incorporate the work of Alabama Chanin. I received the opportunity to meet Natalie Chanin, the founder, about four years ...
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The Modern Natural Dyer Work-Along: Sandstone Shawl

For the month of March, as part of The Modern Natural Dyer Work-Along, we are focusing on the Sandstone Shawl. When setting out the lessons I wanted to teach through The Modern Natural Dyer, I des...
California Wool Project

Stitches West 2016

It is almost time for that magical event called Stitches West, where one can walk through miles of aisles of yarn, and have the choice of nearly any fiber spun into any size yarn, in every shade o...
In the Dye Studio

The Modern Natural Dyer Work-Along: The Wanderlust Bag

It's February - which means our focus is now upon making The Wanderlust Bag from The Modern Natural Dyer! Now that we have discussed how to create naturally-dyed colors through the use of a single...
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The Modern Natural Dyer Work-Along: January Wrap-Up

Wow! Here we are at the end of January! Which also means we have completed month one of The Modern Natural Dyer Work-Along. Here's a recap: This month, I set out to create and complete two projects...
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The Modern Natural Dyer Work-Along: Naturally Dyeing Cotton Socks

Wow! Here we are in Week 3 of The Modern Natural Dyer Work-Along! The focus of this week's work is the project Sock Hop. I think of Sock Hop as the sister project to the Northwoods Hat. When writi...
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The Modern Natural Dyer Work-Along: Dyeing Silk on Creativebug

  A video posted by A Verb for Keeping Warm (@avfkw) on Jan 12, 2016 at 1:44pm PST   Today, my first Creativebug video launches! In this class, titled Natural Dyeing: How to Dye Silk and ot...
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The Modern Natural Dyer Work-Along: Northwoods Hat

When setting out to write The Modern Natural Dyer, I wanted to create a project requiring only one skein of bulky weight yarn, weighing 100 grams. Quince & Co Puffin yarn instantly came to min...
In the Dye Studio

The Modern Natural Dyer: An Overview

Happy 2016!  This year I am dedicated to helping others create their own natural dyeing practice. And hoping to facilitate a community which can support one another's work and provide friendships ...
California Wool Project

Best of 9 - 2015 Edition - The Modern Natural Dyer, The Shop's New Look, and Farm Work

You may have seen people playing a fun game currently circulating on the internet. Visit this website, enter your Instagram name, and it will pull the 9 most popular photos you posted to Instagram ...
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Stitch Exchange: Nightfall Cowl

Announcing the second pattern in our Winter Solstice Collection: The Nightfall Cowl. Knit using sport-weight yarn, this cowl’s finer gauge is lighter in weight and easy to wear. This cowl comes ...