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Dye Your Own Mini Skeins of Wool

Dye Your Own Mini Skeins of Wool to Knit a Striped Cowl

Inspired by “The Most Colorful Places in the World”

The inspiration for the theme of “The Most Colorful Places in the World” comes from a Conde Naste Traveler article of the same name ( Come join us in celebrating the joy of color and the love of yarn in this dyeing class.

Using a technique developed by the instructor, students will dye twenty-four mini skeins of wool yarn.  Each mini-skein of yarn will be dyed a different color.  Students will separate their original undyed skein of yarn into twenty-four 20-yard mini skeins.  After dying the yarn in class, students will wash and dry their dyed yarn at home.  Information about the structure of wool and the chemistry of the dying process will be discussed in class.

All materials are included in the class fee: One undyed skein of yarn for dying, one full-size skein of yarn hand dyed in a contrasting silver gray color, all dye solutions.

The mini skeins and contrasting yarn will be enough to make a striped cowl.  The pattern for knitting the sample striped cowl will be provided along with links to alternate knitting patterns that use mini-skeins.

Class Preparation:
Students can pick up their undyed skein of yarn starting Friday, July 26, to divide it into twenty-four 20-yard skeins.  Equipment and instructions to do this will be provided. This takes approximately 2 hours to complete.  The undyed skein must be picked up by Friday, August 2, in order to divide it and be ready for class on Sunday, August 4.  Please bring the mini skeins and equipment to class.

NOTE: In order to prepare the supplies, registration for this class closes at 5:00pm Saturday, July 20.


  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Minimum to run class: 6 students
  • Maximum: 10 students
  • Cancelation Policy: This is a Guest Instructor workshop and registration fees are not refundable or exchangeable. Please see the main class page.


Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details:
Materials Included: All materials included in class fee.
Instructor: Wendy Lacy
Instructor Bio: Wendy Lacy is active in the fiber arts community and is currently president of Treadles to Threads, a local spinning guild. Although her primary job is as an Associate Professor at Saint Mary's College in the Biology Department, she enjoys bringing people together to have fun, learn new skills and enjoy the fiber arts including spinning, felting, dyeing and weaving.

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
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Thursday : 10AM - 7PM
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Sunday : 12PM - 4PM
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