Yarn Dyeing


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Make your your own hand dyed yarn at the Craft Room, using hand painting techniques. We will use commercial acid dyes and natural un-dyed wool to make gorgeous multi-coloured yarn! Learn how we make our Gundeliyarn at the Craft Room and create something completely unique for yourself. Our dyes will be set using vinegar and microwave heating.

At the end of the class your hand dyed yarn will be colourfast (it will not leak dye) but it will still be damp – it will take a few days to completely dry hanging up at home.

The yarn comes wound in a skein for dying, but you will need to wind it into a ball once dry before you knit or crochet with it. We can do that for you at the Craft Room with our swift and ball winder (you’ll need to bring your dry skein back to us) or we can show you how to do it at home using a chair or a spare-person’s pair of arms.

You need to bring:
An apron, and/or wear something that you don’t mind getting splashes of dye on. All other materials are provided – the class includes 2 skeins of undyed yarn, use of our dyes and protective gloves.

Who is the class suitable for?
Anyone! No special skills are needed.

Class size
This is a 1:1 class – just you and the teacher.

How to book?
Choose a date and time above and then click add to basket.
Then go to view basket or click the shopping cart icon top right – check the details in your order and then checkout.

Where is the class?
All classes take place at the Craft Room, Laufenstrasse 70, 4053 Basel, for directions go to how to find us.

Language and teacher
This class is taught in English by Lisa Collins, owner of the Craft Room.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the class.

Cancellations and COVID-19 notes
For all our safety procedures regarding COVID-19 and information on booking cancellations please see the terms and conditions here.