In this class I will teach the basic principles on how to dye wool yarn with natural dyes. We will discuss what a mordant is and how and when to apply it. I will show which plants and other natural materials can be used as a dye. We will talk about light- and washfastness and all kinds of ecological impacts that dyeing may have. In class we will make an eco print / bundle print on a sock blank. A sock blank is a knitted piece of sock yarn from which you can knit another item after dyeing. We will bring beautiful colour on it using the eco print technique.
Each participant takes home the sock blank they dyed in class. All material is included. You can bring plant material that you gathered if you like!
The class is suitable for beginners.
German (the teacher also speaks English)