In this class, Kristine Vejar, author and co-owner of A Verb for Keeping Warm, will teach you to:
+ Print with flowers and leaves onto a yarn blank using The Modern Natural Dyer as reference.
+ Steps in the natural dyeing process to create long-lasting natural color on wool.
+ Which plants contain dye, their identifying properties, and where they can be found.
Eco-printing is a wonderful way to connect with your garden and plants in a whole new way. This captivating technique provides a way to bring your garden everywhere you go and to create yarn that is uniquely yours.
In the yarn class, we will be working with a yarn blank, this is an approx 100g skein of fingering weight wool yarn that has been machine knit into a piece of fabric. Once you are done with the dyeing process, you can knit from the blank. This yarn would be great to knit a pair of socks, a one-skein shawl, or combine with more yarn to create a larger piece. (An eco-printed sock blank as a contrasting color in a yoke sweater would be divine.)
We will meet in the Verb outdoor dye studio and educational dye garden. (Please dress for comfort, crafting, and weather conditions.) There will be a collection of samples from the projects in The Modern Natural Dyer for inspiration. You will leave this class with a series of eco-printed yarn blank and a practical foundation to starting your own eco-printing practice using The Modern Natural Dyer.
Each student will receive:
+ One sock blank prepared for dyeing (approx 100g / 400 yards, wool content)
+ Dye plants (Flowers will be provided but please feel free to bring flowers from your garden to experiment with.)
The Modern Natural Dyer is recommended.
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Cost: $145 (includes kit)
Class Size: 9-12 students
To attend this class, you will be required to show proof you are up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccination. You can obtain a digital copy of your vaccination record here. Kristine will not be wearing a mask while lecturing about the dyes and will be wearing a mask the rest of the time. Wearing a mask throughout class and in all indoor spaces is required.
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