In today’s vlog episode, I want to talk to you about learning how to dye your own yarn and spinning fibre. It is absolutely amazing and it, obviously, completely changed my life.
I started learning how to dye my own fibre and yarn back in 2004, and from there, I started the business around hand-dyeing. Then in 2017, we founded the School of SweetGeorgia. The whole School was originally based on two dyeing classes: Dyeing Intentional Colour and Dyeing Complex Colour—teaching how to mix your own dye stocks, immersion dyeing through to hand-painting and creating more nuanced and layered colours. If you’ve ever been curious about creating colours yourself, I highly encourage you to join us at our upcoming Acid Dyeing Basics Study Group taking place this summer!
We’d love to hear what you want to learn to dye, or what your biggest dyeing questions are. We look forward to seeing you inside the School, participating in the study group where both Charlotte and myself will be available to answer your dyeing questions along the way!
IN THIS EPISODE
- what I’m wearing: I’m wearing my Navelli Tee designed by Caitlin Hunter. I knit my version from two skeins of test-dyed Tough Love Sock (closest colour is Deep Cove), plus one skein each of Fauna and Auburn.
- what I mention in today’s vlog: Here are links to items I mention in the video…
- The first two dyeing courses that were part of the School of SweetGeorgia are the Dyeing Intentional Colour and Dyeing Complex Colour.
- Our Acid Dyeing Basics Study Group: Fundamentals starts on July 7th running for four weeks, but the content will continue to remain available for anyone wanting to spend more time working on different dye projects. All of our other SOS study groups are listed here.
- You can find our SOS Acid Dye Kit and further School supplies including undyed yarns and fibres in our SweetGeorgia shop.
- If you’re not yet a School of SweetGeorgia member and interested in checking it out, you can use the code: CRAFTWITHUS to get 14 days for just $1!