Hold up – just for a second – because we’re about to make all your yarn dying dreams come true. BOOM. It happened. Well, it’s happening. Helen, the genius, gorgeous, very clever and hilarious woman behind The Wool Kitchen is coming to The London Loom for a very special yarn dying workshop. OH MY GOSH STOP IT. Never.

If you love colourful, hand-dyed, variegated yarn, you will go seriously nutso for this workshop. Helen will teach us all about different fibres and how they react with acid dyes, talking us through colour mixing, setting dyes and preparing your yarn for the most colourful ride of it’s life. You’ll get to play around with two different techniques for dying yarn – starting off by painting your own sock blank and moving onto dying a skein.

The yarns used in the workshop are the same bases that Helen uses for her yarns which are seriously gorgeous and beautiful to knit (or weave) with. Brooke and I have been knitting up what we dyed in our test workshop and we are ADDICTED, it is seriously exciting watching your experiment turn into a psychedelic pair of socks or shawl – you will be blown away by how it knits up.

If you love yarn and you love colour then this workshop is for you. We will look at colour theory, working different yarn bases, how acid dyes work and how hand-dyed yarns knit up! You will then be given time to explore your dream sock blank and skein though different application techniques. See your ideas come to life and get to take it home.

This Worksop is based on having fun with colour and gives you the opportunity to have a go at exploring colourful yarns that are fun to knit, crochet or weave!

We cannot express enough how excited we are for this one – it’s just yeah, bloody great.

What Helen says –

“I have been hand-dying for nearly 4 years from my home in East London. I first discover hand dyed yarns on Ravelry and was instantly drawn to all the bright and colourful yarns. Having knitted for years this made me want to experiment with colours and see how I could manipulate yarn, to fill it with as much colour as possible while still maintaining a workable yarn that looked as good in a skien as it does when knit up. Thus, The Wool Kitchen was born and I have never looked back. Being a self taught dyer has been truly exciting, every day I learn new things about colour and knitting and being able to share the experience through knitting is something that I hold a lot of passion for. I believe you should enjoy every stitch!”

Please note!
Wear old clothing and shoes or bring your own pinny.
The dyes for this class will be premixed (just in chemical terms – you will still get to experiment with creating colours).
The workshop will take roughly 4 hours depending on how quickly you dye your blanks and socks and when we start setting the dyes.
Gloves will be provided!
You will dye one 100g merino/nylon sock blank and one 100g Blue faced Leicester and bamboo skien and take them home!

Sales for this workshop are final.

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4 hours - £80

Take home 200g of your own handmade yarn. It’s SO fun.

100g merino/nylon sock blank and one 100g Blue faced Leicester and bamboo skien and take them home!

10am – (roughly) 2pm

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