Dyeing Cotton Yarn 101 (NEW!)
Thursday, March 18, 2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Session Type:
2-Hour Class
Skill Level:
All Levels Welcome
Yoriko Oki
Class Details:

If you can’t or don’t want to work with wool or animal fiber yarn, cotton and linen are the popular alternatives. But not many indie dyers offer cotton/linen yarn, and available colors are limited compared to wool. Solution: learn to dye your own cotton yarn! I will walk you through the process of dyeing yarn made of cellulose fibers (cotton, linen, rayon, bamboo etc.), including supplies and suppliers, tools, safety precautions, and dyeing process. I will show you how to dye variegated yarn and semi-solid colored yarn with hand painting and immersion method.

You could watch the class and work on your own later, or you could work along with me during the class. If you choose to dye yarn during the class, please get all your supplies ready as below. All necessary tools will be detailed in the handout, which will be available in the week of the event. You should be able to find most, if not all, of tools in your house, or grocery stores.

Requirements: Ability to follow instructions. We are handling chemicals. So, proper handling is crucial. Let’s have some fun!


Gather supplies and tools if you want to dye in the class.

Supplies for Class:

Procion MX dyes, soda ash, yarn or fabric made of cellulose fiber. Please see the handout for tools.