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Next Steps in Yarn Dyeing

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Build your yarn-dyeing skills with gradients, hand painting and more.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list, safety guide, yarn and dye resources, dye recipes and a cowl pattern for showing off your work!
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Sarah Eyre

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Ready to delve deeper into the colorful world of hand-dyed yarn? Join fiber artist Sarah Eyre and explore a range of advanced yarn-dyeing techniques that you can do at home. Create gradient, self-striping and hand-painted yarn as you work with a variety of materials including sock blanks, raw fiber and more. By the end of class, you’ll be able to dye skeins in new creative ways and express your own unique aesthetic!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Overview
Meet expert dyer Sarah Eyre and begin by going over the tools you'll need to get started. Sarah explains how to dye safely, before diving into the science behind acid dyeing.
2. Gradients
3. Sock Blanks
4. Self-Striping Yarn
5. Hand-Painted Yarn
6. Dyeing Fiber

Recommended with this class

  • Dyeable yarnDyeable yarn
  • Dyes, citric acid and guar gum powder (details provided in your class materials)
  • Dedicated buckets, pots, measuring spoons , whisk and colander

Taught by

Sarah Eyre
Sarah Eyre
Sarah Eyre has been working as a dyer for more than 10 years. She opened two independent textile and dyeworks companies: The Sanguine Gryphon and Cephalopod Yarns. When not experimenting with a new colorway, Sarah enjoys teaching yarn, fiber and silk dyeing, working as an editor at Cooperative Press, and thinking up hand-dyeing recipes for her latest book.

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