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50 Cove St
Portland, ME, 04101
United States

(207) 780-1345

Located in the East Bayside area of Portland, Maine, we strive to provide an encouraging community for fellow fiber-lovers by offering classes and carrying supplies for weavers, spinners, wet felters, needle felters, and dyers.  Stop in and let us help you on your merry fiber way!  

Dyeing 101 with Casey Ryder

Classes & Events

Classes, instruction, and events in weaving, felting, dyeing, and spinning.

Dyeing 101 with Casey Ryder

THIS CLASS IS FULL!  STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT ONE!

In this introductory dye class, you will learn the basics of submersion dyeing in pots on the stove as well as hand painting techniques. In addition, you will learn how to mix dyes for consistency and how to calculate depth of shade in your hand-dyed fibers and yarn. We will use Greener Shades acid dyes and each student will dye four 4 ounce lots. 

Cost is $88. You may purchase yarn or fiber at the shop to dye or bring your own. If you bring your own, please bring animal fibers (wool, alpaca, silk) as acid dyes do not dye plant fibers like cotton, linen, or hemp.

Please bring an apron and/or wear old clothes.  Bring a lunch, too.  We can take a break to grab a bite while the pots are cookin'!  Back up knitting is good, too.  Sometimes you've got to wait a bit for colors to saturate fibers.