Yarn Dyeing; Like a Pro! Spring 2019 Session Begins May 1st
Have you wanted to dye yarn like a professional Indie dyer? Redding Method yarn dyeing course will introduce you to beautiful yarn dyeing techniques while simultaneously teaching you critical scientific and artistic truths which will help you create beautiful hand dyed yarns. This class is focused on protein fiber yarns such as alpaca, wool, silk, nylon et… and utilizes the same dyes as yarn dyeing professionals use; Nylomine dyes.
Just when I thought Natalie Redding and her outstanding Redding Method classes couldn’t get any better, the introduction of her new “Yarn Dyeing Like a Pro” course is a fantastic introduction to achieving professional results in dyeing designer yarns, whether one is a novice or an experienced dyer. Natalie is not only extremely knowledgeable about all types of fibers and the chemistry of dyeing, but is an excellent instructor with a very approachable teaching style.
Join Natalie Redding for this 4 class course which will cover the in’s and outs of using Nylomine dyes and the science behind the way they interact with protein fibers. You’ll learn how to keep from making some simple but disastrous mistakes as well as find out how Natalie comes up with the artistry relating to amazing color combinations. During class, Natalie will dye some of the most popular dyed yarn effects including: perfectly saturated single color, tonal, variegated, gradient, self striping, speckle and glaze dyed yarns. This will be a recorded version of a previous class that was taught live and will be available through Youtube. You will also receive a live Study Session, where you will be able to ask questions about the techniques learned in class. All classes will be available for viewing as many times as you like for two weeks after the final class ends (at that time, recorded versions will be deleted). Classes are between 1.2-1.5 hours but can run over. Class session begins May 1st at 10:30 am PST; please see syllabus for class details and the class schedule for dates and times.
Natalie Redding is such a phenomenal teacher. She spends many hours researching and troubleshooting her classes. Then she is able to present the massive amounts of information on such a manner that makes it easy for us to understand. The yarn dyeing class is no exception. Natalies’ classes get better and better.
There will be a class kit with several different yarns available for purchase. Please check your email for details after enrolling. If you are a Gmail account holder, there is a very efficient spam filter that may interfere with your ability to receive emails from us. Please make sure you allow emails from Redding Method.
Class 1; Science behind the fibers and the dyes i.e… how they interact and problems which can occur. Setting up for dyeing and common mistakes people make.
Class 2; Super saturation of single color, tonal, variegated, (glaze part 1)
Class 3; Glaze (part 2), speckle dyed, gradient
Class 4; Self striping yarn. This class can be fairly mind stretching (come to class rested.) lol