Natural dyer Helen Krayenhoff and knitters Carol Schwamberger and Jill Warner lead two classes for knitters who have mastered cast on/off, knit/purl, increase/decrease. At the first class, you’ll extract the dye from plant material collected locally, then tie the skeins to create random patterns and simmer them in the dye baths. Wear clothing and shoes that can get wet or stained. At the second class, start knitting a beanie, scarf, or cowl using your uniquely dyed yarn. Max class size: 5 people. Cost: $120 (includes $25 materials fee).
Info and registration: here
Natural Dye Project Classes for Knitters
Class No. 1: Sunday September 17, 1–4pm
Class No. 2: Sunday September 24, 1–4pm
Class locations in Oakland’s Dimond District TBA upon registration.
Photos: Helen Krayenhoff