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Hand-Painted & Naturally Dyed Yarn
Dye your own yarn Learn how to hand–paint yarns with food coloring and kool–aid. Learn the history of natural dyes and experiment with sample dyes made from vegetables, seasonings, tea and coffee from your local grocery. The results are fun, beautiful and easy to repeat at home. You’ll supply your own yarn. Dress to get messy.
Co-sponsored with Boston Handmade
Check out one student’s work from the class.
Age Range17+, teens by permission
Skill LevelAll Levels
Dress to get messy, and bring with you to class:
- Gloves (durable gloves such as yellow gloves that you would use to clean with)
- 5–quart size tupperware
- Large cooking pot (This should be one that you will not use again for cooking. I would suggest using an old pot.)
- Pillow case
- Large kitchen knife
- One large wooden spoon and one large metal spoon
- Yarn: Up to 1 ½ lbs. yarn or fiber (must be un-dyed natural wool yarn, not already dyed or synthetic). The yarn can be wool, silk, mohair, alpaca or anything else that is animal protein fiber.
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When classes are FULL, put yourself on a waiting list. But please do NOT register for full classes.