Create your own unapologetic and unique hand-dyed yarns and colourways using acid dyes and protein-based fibres with confidence and intention. In this course, we will explore:
One of the biggest hurdles to getting started with dyeing is figuring out what space and equipment you'll need. We've created a comprehensive list of basic supplies and tools that are easily sourced. Get your yarns, fibres, dyes, and some basic heating equipment and you'll be set. Then just bring your enthusiasm and we'll make some colour!
No doubt, there are many places you can go to learn how to dye your own yarn. In fact, there are plenty of free videos and tutorials online that can show you how to splash dye on yarn! But my passion and joy has been about creating unapologetic colour but always with control.
This class is about learning how to control colour precisely to get exactly the hue or shade you desire. It's about intentional colour.
My dye techniques do employ some math and calculations to produce repeatable results. And to me, this is paramount in being able to develop new colourways in the future without the results always being random.
Driven by an obsessive, passionate and often tumultuous relationship with color, Felicia Lo has intensely pursued everything related to design, dyeing, spinning, weaving, knitting and photography. In 2005, Felicia Lo founded SweetGeorgia Yarns, an artisanal hand-dyed yarn company. Starting out with just three skeins of yarn for sale on the newly minted Etsy.com, demand soon exploded within a matter of months. Over the past decade, SweetGeorgia Yarns has grown into a team of skilled craftspeople and artisans led by Felicia, who also teaches fibre arts fundamentals including dyeing, spinning, weaving, knitting, and color theory for crafters and artisans. Felicia is the author of "Dyeing to Spin & Knit" and teaches "Spinning Dyed Fibers" on Craftsy.com. Felicia currently lives and works in the Vancouver area with her young family.
"When Felicia of SweetGeorgia started talking about the school she wanted to create, I immediately jumped into this adventure! I already knew her class on Craftsy, her podcast and I recently bought her book! I hoped that this school would be of the same quality. It's the case. I am interested in dyeing wool and I really wanted to understand and master the colours I wanted to create. That's what Felicia is suggesting. A video as well as a booklet to dye the colours you imagined! Exactly. But this goes further, with this lesson, you understand the theory of colours and its application on the dyeing of wool. With clear and precise explanations, you get to know your pigments. Then, step-by-step, Felicia explains to us a method of dyeing. Her knowledge and experience make this lesson a base for discovering and deepening your dyeing skills. This is exactly what I was looking for and I have not found anywhere else. Moreover, the interaction with Felicia allows me to ask questions about my achievements and to go further. I am impatient to discover other lessons!"
- Chloé Hubert, L’Atelier Fibre Laine, https://www.latelierfibrelaine.com
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