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Courses

  • 3 Lessons

    Acid Dyeing Basics Study Group: Fundamentals

    If you are intrigued by the beauty of hand-dyed yarns and fibres and would like to learn about using acid dyes along with a supportive group, join us in this four-week Acid Dyeing Study Group. We will start from the very basics—from setting up a dye space and mixing dye stock solutions, to finishing up some hand-dyed yarns and fibres. Let’s dye some magic together!
  • 2 Lessons

    Eco Printing with Natural Dyes

    Join in learning eco printing, or contact printing, with Caitlin ffrench! Learn about the different methods of getting dye stuff, either wildcrafted, homegrown or store bought, to make prints of leaves and flowers onto fabric, yarn and knitted items. Whether you’d like to dye onto a sock yarn blank, and then knit, weave or crochet from this, or perhaps print directly onto a finished object you’ve already made, you'll learn all the steps needed to enjoy this beautiful form of natural dyeing!

  • 1 Lesson

    Plant a Natural Dye Garden

    Join in learning to grow your own dye garden and safe wildcrafting natural dye plants with Caitlin ffrench.

  • 1 Lesson

    Indigo Dyeing

    Join in the magical world of indigo dyeing with Kathy Hattori of Botanical Colors! In this presentation, learn about working with indigo dyes and creating an indigo vat, including tips and troubleshooting help, followed by a Q&A session at the end.

  • 2 Lessons

    Handpainting with Natural Dyes

    Yarn painting is one of the easiest ways to put natural colour on yarn. The colour choices are endless and the way that colour moves through the skein is fascinating and beautiful to our eye. Learn to handpaint yarns and fibres with natural dyes.
  • 12 Lessons

    Natural Dyeing Study Group

    A 10-week study group plan to work through the SOS natural dyeing courses and content on a week-by-week basis.
  • 31 Lessons

    Natural Dyeing Basics

    Learn how to use natural dyes with plant and animal based fibres. Instructor Caitlin ffrench guides you through all the steps of natural dyeing – how to scour, mordant and dye your materials (and the importance behind each step), along with the best dyeing practices for your home or studio set-up.  

  • 11 Lessons

    Shibori Dyeing Basics

    Shibori is a Japanese resist dyeing technique that employs folding, binding, clamping, and pole wrapping to create areas of resist. This dye process can be used to create repeated patterns in fabric and when worked in multiple layers of dye, can produce intricate, mesmerizing fields of colour. Join Mariana in this workshop to discover the basics of Shibori with fibre reactive dyes!

  • 13 Lessons

    Fundamentals of Fibre Reactive Dyes

    Learn the basics of dyeing cellulose yarns and fabrics like cotton, linen, and hemp with fibre reactive dyes. Coming from a strong background in working with acid dyes, Felicia Lo will be looking at how fibre reactive dyes are different from acid dyes and how the processes differ.
  • 1 Lesson

    Creating Complex Colourways Lecture

    For the several years, I taught this live dyeing workshop to students at our SweetGeorgia Studio. The first year, the workshop sold out within three…
  • 34 Lessons

    Dyeing Intentional Colour

    Create your own unapologetic and unique hand-dyed yarns and colourways using acid dyes and protein-based fibres with confidence and intention

  • 48 Lessons

    Dyeing Complex Colour

    Discover new ways to add complexity and richness to your hand-dyed colourways using acid dyes and protein-based fibres. This course builds upon our foundation of creating intentional colour and explores hand-dyeing techniques to add that elusive depth and richness that makes colours sing.