Have you ever wondered indie dyers create beautiful, brightly colored skeins of yarn? Let a local indie dyer show you!
In this two-part introductory class, you will learn the basics of dyeing wool yarn with acid dyes, a non-caustic type of synthetic dye activated by simple white vinegar or citric acid. You will learn essential safety procedures, planning colorways, making dye stocks, and how to use them.
You will be introduced to the hand-painting method, which is an easy, fun, and versatile dye style that's perfect for beginners. During the workshop, you will engage in guided color play to create your own unique skein of hand-painted yarn.
Taught by Ship Pryce, who gets inspiration for yarn colorways from her fandoms and from anime, video games, and "other nerdy things." Some of her favorite fandoms to dye yarn for are: Final Fantasy XIV, Voltron: Legendary Defender, Genshin Impact, Critical Role, and Studio Ghibli Films. Ship has been dyeing yarn since 2018, crocheting since 2010, and more recently picked up knitting and weaving. She has always loved sharing her passions with others, whether that is screaming about the things she loves, or teaching others how to create.
Ship live streams her yarn dyeing weekly on Twitch along with her Bernese mountain dog, Pico; and golden retriever, Eri.