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

Felicia Lo · May 30, 2018

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:

  • dyeing your own yarns and fibres using immersion dyeing techniques
  • understanding and learning to control the dye process to produce colours intentionally
  • discovering your own creative process, balancing the science and art of dyeing and understanding the variables that affect dyed results so that you can play freely with colour
  • setting up your own dye studio with the right space and the ideal equipment for acid dyeing
  • learning the differences in working with yarn vs. spinning fibre
  • troubleshooting both during and after the dye process
  • creating your own system to record your dye experiments and sessions

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!

Dyeing with fresh indigo leaves is such a fun and easy way of getting started with natural dyeing. Indigo has been used for thousands of years by cultures around the world, and we're happy to share the beauty of creating colour with these leaves at our new Fresh Indigo Leaf Dyeing course taught by Caitlin ffrench @ffrench! Learn the magic of creating beautiful hues using both the salt rub method and ice dyeing method.⁠

Learn more at the course page – direct link in bio » ⁠

We absolutely can't wait to see what you create as you work your way through this course. Please share with us your progress and any questions in the SOS community forums. Enjoy exploring all the fabulous indigo hues!⁠



#sosnaturaldyeing #sosdyeing #schoolofsweetgeorgia #caitlinffrench #indigo #freshindigo #saltrub #icedyeing #freshindigoworkshop

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In the end of summer..
200gかせを夏色に染めました。夏の終わりに染めた糸を秋に編んで、冬の差し色として着るという計画です👌🏻
ネイビー、黒、グレーのコートに合わせるショール、ストールというイメージで染めました。
#handdyedyarn #手染め毛糸 #knitting #knittersofinstagram #編み物 #毛糸染め #sosdyeing #schoolofsweetgeorgia

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Join us in getting ready for next week's start of our first Acid Dyeing Study Group! We're here to encourage and support you on the start (or refresh) of your dyeing journey!⁠

This four-week study will be led by Felicia Lo @felicialowong and Charlotte Lee @charlotte_milkteacup, working through Felicia's Dyeing Intentional Colour course at the School. At the study group page (link in bio), you can find all of the notes and links to help you set up your equipment, dyes and materials. We'll also be sharing all of the chat over in the SOS community forums group. We hope to see you there!⁠



#sosdyeingstudygroup #sosdyeing #schoolofsweetgeorgia #aciddyeing #aciddye #learntodye #dyeingyarn #dyeingfibre

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We're getting ready for some fun summer dyeing over at the Acid Dyeing Basics Study Group: Fundamentals at the School! Join in creating your own unapologetic and unique hand-dyed yarns and colourways using acid dyes and protein-based fibres with confidence and intention.⁠

In this four-week study, we will work through content from Felicia Lo’s course: Dyeing Intentional Colour—one of the very first few courses Felicia designed for the School. She keeps no secrets about the magic of acid dyeing and has supported many new dyers on their colourful hand-dye journey. If you are also intrigued by the beauty of hand-dyed yarns and fibres, or simply want to learn to dye with a supportive group, we hope you'll join us! We will start from the very basics—from setting up a dye space and mixing dye stock solutions, to finishing up our hand-dyed yarns and fibres.⁠

Learn more at the SOS study group page – link in bio »⁠


#sosdyeingstudygroup #sosdyeing #schoolofsweetgeorgia #aciddyeingbasics #aciddyeing #aciddye #learntodye #handdyed #dyeingyarn #dyeingfiber

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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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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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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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Downloadable Resources for this Course

Download the course workbook here to access the notes, checklists, and formulas you need to get started. We also have provided Excel worksheets below to easily calculate how much dye stock is needed for your dye recipes and formulas.

Dyeing Recordkeeping Tools

Download these PDF templates to record your dye formulas and keep analog records of the colours you have created.

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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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