email: info [at] natalistewart.co.uk

Dye Shop

Tutorials + Accessories

How to Dye Yarn

Step-by-step guide how to dye yarn using sock blanket.

What will you learn: How to dye yarn in harmonious colors, ombre and gradient effects.

How long is the course: Runs for 3 months, from June to August. Next course starts in July and in August. One tutorial every month with supplied materials.

Dyeing experience: You must be comfortable with handling yarn through all required processes: preparing, dyeing, washing, drying. Mixing and working with dyes. Bear in mind, this course is not a dyeing textbook. Instead, we are sharing our skills and knowledge how to create and apply colors to yarn.

You will need: Microwave and plastic container suitable for microwave.

Course breakdown

June: We'll show you dyeing techniques we used to create "Alberta" shawl. It has received a lot of attention within knitting community and was one of our successful colorways. Introduction to color wheel to achieve harmonious colors.

You will also receive:

  • 100gr/425m/464yards of undyed Merino / Nylon sock blanket.
  • Measuring spoons
  • Color wheel
  • Cups to mix the dyes
  • 5 colors of dye powder
  • Citric acid
  • Gloves and brush
  • Polythene sheet to cover working area
  • Step-by-step guide with high-quality photographs (printed).

July: Dyeing ombre. You'll learn how to create light-to-dark shades using one color.

You will also receive:

  • 100gr/425m/464yards of undyed Merino / Nylon sock blanket.
  • Measuring spoons
  • 1 colors of dye powder
  • Cups to mix the dyes
  • Citric acid
  • Gloves and brush
  • Polythene sheet to cover working area
  • Step-by-step guide with high-quality photographs (print).

August: Dyeing Basic gradient. Using just 2 colors, we show you how to create basic gradient with long and gradual color changes .

You will also receive:

  • 100gr/425m/464yards of undyed Merino / Nylon sock blanket.
  • Measuring spoons
  • 2 colors of dye powder
  • Cups to mix the dyes
  • Citric acid
  • Gloves and brush
  • Polythene sheet to cover working area
  • Step-by-step guide with high-quality photographs (print).

Bonus: Receive formulas of 5 most popular gradients.

  • 5 colors of powder dyes
  • 5 formulas / colourways of own gradients

Upon completion, you will gain knowledge and skills how to turn undyed spun yarn, into beautiful combination of colors.

Postage and Delivery:

  • One-off postage fee £13,50 for UK and £16,50 Worldwide.

Please post your comments and questions below. We promise to answer each one of them.

Thank you.

£135.00

  1. Karin Forno on May 14, 2017 at 10:11 PM

    What other equipment will we need? Stove, oven, microwave, crockpot? Jar for solar dying? Thank you.

    • Natali on May 14, 2017 at 10:34 PM

      Update: you will need 7 x jars to mix the dyes. Either glass, plastic or stainless steel. Microwave and plastic container which fits microwave.

  2. Carol Davis on May 14, 2017 at 10:11 PM

    Hi Natali,
    This sounds wonderful. I live in the USA. Will this materials be shippable to USA?
    Thanks,
    Carol

    • Natali on May 14, 2017 at 10:26 PM

      Hi Carol,

      Yes all materials will be shipped anywhere in the world.

  3. Vrisayda boggess on May 14, 2017 at 10:40 PM

    Is this an online class?

    • Natali on May 14, 2017 at 10:44 PM

      No, it’s not an online class. All materials and instructions are delivered by post.

  4. Leanne Triggs on May 14, 2017 at 10:46 PM

    Hi Natali
    Does the cost include international shipping (Australia)?

    Cheers Leanne

    • Natali on May 14, 2017 at 10:48 PM

      Shipping is applied at the checkout page. UK is £13.50, everywhere else is £16.50.

  5. Dianne Sandland on May 15, 2017 at 12:37 AM

    Hi Natali

    The £13.50 postage – is that applied each month or is it the one off price applied over the entire course?

    Regards
    Di in Devon

    • Natali on May 15, 2017 at 12:45 AM

      Hi Di,

      One-off postage fee. UK – £13,50. Everywhere else £16,50.

  6. Lynne on May 15, 2017 at 4:15 AM

    Do we get to pick our own colours?

  7. Milva Sandison on May 15, 2017 at 1:23 PM

    Can this course be applied to roving rather than yarn?

    • Natali on May 15, 2017 at 1:39 PM

      Theoretically it is possible, but I cannot confirm without practice.

  8. Sharon Boram on May 15, 2017 at 5:32 PM

    How many mLs do the jars need to hold?

    • Natali on May 15, 2017 at 5:34 PM

      300-500ml should be sufficient. We use 1000ml plastic jars.

  9. Janis on May 23, 2017 at 4:51 PM

    I already have loads of dyes, jars, etc. but would very much like too learn this technique. Do you have an option for me please?

    • Natali on May 23, 2017 at 7:10 PM

      Dear Janis, if you decide to use your own dyes we cannot guarantee end result to look like ours. At the moment we don’t have any other options.

  10. costa ss on June 20, 2017 at 7:34 PM

    Just to bring everyone up to date. Tomorrow we are shipping Tutorials to everyone who purchased it.

Leave a Comment