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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.

Discover new ways to add complexity and richness to your hand-dyed colourways using acid dyes and protein-based fibres. Building upon the skills and knowledge in our Dyeing Intentional Colour course, this course will explore:

  • Developing a deeper understanding of colours and colour theory, focusing specifically on what happens when colours are mixed and learning to create or avoid muddy hues
  • Creating glazed, layered, and tonal hand-dyed colour effects through immersion dyeing and the addition of delicate resists
  • Manipulating the variables of dyeing to produce non-repeating multi-coloured yarns with a low water immersion technique
  • Learning how to create handpainted yarns and spinning fibres for repeating colour sequences
  • Understanding and creating different self-striping colour sequences
  • Applying these dye techniques and methods to knitted sock blanks to produce even more hand-dyed effects on yarn
  • Finding ways to make the dyeing process more safe, efficient, and productive through equipment, studio setup, and preparation.

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.

Through 47 video lessons in 8 modules and over 5 hours of content, you can walk beside me as I dye yarn in sixteen different examples. My dyeing style involves working with precision and intention as I create colourways, so you can join me as I lead you through the simple math calculations that are so helpful in preparing for an efficient and effective session in the dye studio.

Let’s begin!


For any questions and to share your dyeing adventures, come visit us in the SOS community forums! Plus, tag us on Instagram with #sosdyeing and #schoolofsweetgeorgia!

Today, for a bit of a #featurefriday, we're excited to talk about the beautiful art of Shibori Dyeing!⁠

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, it produces intricate, mesmerizing fields of stunning colour. ⁠

At the School of SweetGeorgia, we were excited to work with Mariana Frochtengarten as the instructor for our Shibori Dyeing Basics course. A talented textile artist, art teacher and Expressive Arts Therapist, Mariana goes over the different kinds of resist dyeing used all over the world. Shibori dyeing may look complicated, but it requires very little equipment and space to get started, and in this workshop Mariana guides you through all the steps needed to begin making beautiful pieces of art!⁠

Follow our link in bio to learn more about Shibori Dyeing Basics at the School »⁠

And please also check out Mariana's new online shop, Flow Shibori! With stunning, one-of-a-kind hand-dyed shawls, tops, wall hangings and napkins, every item in the shop is carefully made by hand, using principles of traditional Shibori technique. See all of the beautiful pieces at flow.shibori!⁠

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#schoolofsweetgeorgia #flowshibori #handdyed #shiboridye #shibori #shiboriworkshop #shiborilove #handdyedart #howtoshibori #learnshiborionline #dyersofinstagram #dyeing #sosdyeing

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New over at the School… join in a journey of natural dyeing at the Eco Printing Workshop taught by Caitlin ffrench ffrench! ⁠

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Fitting perfectly in with our excitement for garden planning and fresh new spring colours bursting from the earth, we're so delighted to share our latest course addition: Eco Printing with Caitlin ffrench ffrench!⁠

With eco printing or contact printing, we'll learn about different methods of getting dye stuff, either wildcrafted, homegrown or store bought, to make prints onto fabric, yarn and knitted items. Whether it's a blank sock yarn blank you’re going to print and then knit or crochet from, or perhaps a finished object you’ve already made and will then dye, you'll learn all the steps and tools needed to begin the beauty of eco printing! Find more info at the SOS site (link in bio) »⁠

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Start the long weekend with bundles of beautiful natural colour! Teaching different methods of folding, clamping and bundling techniques, learn all about printing with plants at Eco Printing, taught by Caitlin ffrench @ffrench!⁠

At the School, you can also find Caitlin's Natural Dyeing Basics course, as well as Planting a Natural Dye Garden, to learn more about the fabulous and fun practice of natural dyeing. And if you're not yet an SOS member, or have a fibre friend you'd like to learn along with, use the code: SPRINGSTART to get 7 days for $1 plus save 10% off your subscription! We hope to see you there!⁠



#sosnaturaldyeing #sosdyeing #ecoprint #ecoprinting #contactprint #naturaldyeing #naturaldyes #caitlinffrench #schoolofsweetgeorgia

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Fitting perfectly in with our excitement for garden planning and fresh new spring colours bursting from the earth, we're so delighted to share our latest course addition: Eco Printing with Caitlin ffrench @ffrench!⁠

With eco printing or contact printing, we'll learn about different methods of getting dye stuff, either wildcrafted, homegrown or store bought, to make prints onto fabric, yarn and knitted items. Whether it's a blank sock yarn blank you’re going to print and then knit or crochet from, or perhaps a finished object you’ve already made and will then dye, you'll learn all the steps and tools needed to begin the beauty of eco printing! Find more info at the SOS site (link in bio) »⁠



#sosnaturaldyeing #sosdyeing #caitlinffrench #schoolofsweetgeorgia #ecoprinting #contactprinting #dyeingwithplants #naturaldyeing #naturaldyes

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Soon at the SOS site…⁠
Eco Printing with Caitlin ffrench @ffrench – a workshop teaching how to make prints with wildcrafted or homegrown plants onto either fabric or yarn! ⁠

If you're new to natural dyeing, we suggest taking a look first at Caitlin's Natural Dyeing Basics course (link in bio) to learn about preparing your item for printing, plus to learn so much more about the colourful world of natural dyes!

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Sometimes it might seem that hand-dyed colours are eye-searingly saturated or garish, but then I look at the inner triangle of this colour triangle. The colours are all mixed and blended from three different primary colours and they hold a deeper richness. They are just a little bit more mysterious, more intriguing. Love that it can be completely created by hand, just with a tiny bit of mixing. ⁠

We have released a few modules of our new "Fundamentals of Fibre Reactive Dyes" course on the School of SweetGeorgia. In these first couple of modules, it's all about getting started with immersion dyeing and dyeing solid shades with Procion MX fibre reactive dyes. ⁠

Fibre reactive dyes are so easy to work with and not needing a heat source makes it even easier. Join us inside the School to start working with dyes for your cotton, linen, or bamboo yarns!⁠
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#sosdyeing #dyersofinstagram #dyeingcotton #procionmx #fibrereactivedyes #fiberreactivedyes @dharmatradingco

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Dyeing colour triangles with fibre reactive dyes! These colours make me giddy!⁠

We have released a few modules of our new "Fundamentals of Fibre Reactive Dyes" course on the School of SweetGeorgia. In these first couple of modules, it's all about getting started with immersion dyeing and dyeing solid shades with Procion MX fibre reactive dyes. ⁠

Fibre reactive dyes are so easy to work with and not needing a heat source makes it aeven easier. Join us inside the School to start working with dyes for your cotton, linen, or bamboo yarns!⁠
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#sosdyeing #dyersofinstagram #dyeingcotton #procionmx #fibrereactivedyes #fiberreactivedyes @dharmatradingco

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Taking advantage of this beautifully warm and sunny summer to do a ton of dyeing outdoors! We have released a few modules of our new "Fundamentals of Fibre Reactive Dyes" course on the School of SweetGeorgia. In these first couple of modules, it's all about getting started with immersion dyeing and dyeing solid shades with Procion MX fibre reactive dyes. Fibre reactive dyes are so easy to work with and not needing a heat source makes it even easier. Join us inside the School to start working with dyes for your cotton, linen, or bamboo yarns!⁠
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#sosdyeing #schoolofsweetgeorgia #dyersofinstagram #dyeingcotton #procionmx #fibrereactivedyes #fiberreactivedyes @dharmatradingco

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Course Content

Getting Started
Colour Theory for Dyers
Dye Technique 1 // Immersion Dyeing with Resists
Dye Technique 2 // Layering Dye Colours
Dye Technique 3 // Low Water Immersion
Dye Technique 4 // Handpainting
Dye Technique 5 // Self-Striping Yarns
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About Instructor

Felicia Lo

founder + creative director of SweetGeorgia // designer + dreamer // wife + mama // dyer, knitter, spinner, weaver // author + youtuber // been writing about colour and craft since 2004 // has far too many instagram accounts @lomeetsloom, @felicialowong, and @sweetgeorgia.

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Course Includes

  • 48 Lessons
  • Course Certificate

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