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.
The class price includes 2 skeins of undyed yarn, use of our dyes and protective gloves. Please wear something that you don’t mind getting possible splashes of dye on – we recommend to also bring an apron for the class.
IMPORTANT notes due to COVID-19:
All classes currently only have one student – so you can’t currently book more than one place at a class.
For all our safety procedures regarding COVID-19 please see the terms and conditions here.
How to book this class:
Booking a class is a two step process – you need to book a time slot for the class and then make the payment. So that you can be directed through the process we recommend that you first add the class to the basket and then search for a time slot.
Nothing will be finalised until you checkout and pay – it is always possible to remove the class from the basket if you can’t find a suitable time.
Appointments won’t be valid until the payment is received.
Step 1: Add the class to the basket by clicking the button below
No special skills required.
All classes take place at the Craft Room, Laufenstrasse 70, 4053 Basel, for directions go to how to find us.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the class.
This class is taught in English by Lisa Collins, creator of the Craft Room hand dyed yarn brand Gundeliyarn and native English speaker.
Please read the terms and conditions regarding cancellation of bookings.