Create natural dyes using marigolds, dahlias, and other plants as part
of a two-class series in Oakland.

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