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Yarn Dyeing - 3 Day Immersion

Oct 4-6 - Join us for an exploration of every major technique to dye your own yarn to perfection!

  • Starts Oct 4
  • 600 US dollars
  • Small Space Art Collective

10 spots left

Service Description

Join renowned dyer Nicole Frost of Frost Yarn for a comprehensive 3-day immersion into the world of yarn dyeing. This course is designed for both beginners and experienced artists, offering a thorough exploration of every major technique. By the end of this experience, you'll be equipped to: - Dye yarn with confidence and control - Have a deep understanding of color theory - Create stunning, custom colorways for your knitting, crocheting, or weaving projects - Match yarn to your vision for a truly personalized outcome Day 1: Learn how to dye with precision and repeatability. Make a triad of 66 unique colors from 3 primary colors, with the option to make a 12 color triad with 3 colors and a saturation study to learn the difference between a balanced and unbalanced color story. Then learn how to kettle dye, speckle, and direct application paint for forced pooling. Day 2: Learn how to translate an image into a colorway and explore additional techniques. You will create a resist dyed colorway that moves in multiple directions simultaneously, one of Nicole's signature techniques. Create a technique study on mini skeins featuring mohair, alpaca, superwash merino, non superwash merino and silk yarn. We end day 2 ombre painting pre knit blanks and stenciling artwork over the top with thickened dyes. Day 3: Use Nicole's knitting machines to create a swatch library of the different techniques and create a reference book. The dye lab will be open and Nicole will be available for student questions, troubleshooting, or to have a free day to play and paint. This workshop is created for adults and mature teens. Min. 3, Max 10 participants. Registration closes 5 days prior to the event. About the Instructor Nicole is a yarn dyer and fiber artist with almost 20 years experience creating hand dyed yarn and making magic with color. Frost Yarn was born in Nicole's father’s studio kitchen in 2008 with fisherman’s wool and food coloring. Newly sober, she latched onto yarn like a woman shipwrecked on an island. Yarn was her salvation and she went shop to shop peddling her Kool-Aid dyed, hand spun yarn. Nicole's husband Martin is her biggest fan and cheerleader, and with his support Frost Yarn grew from one woman furiously dyeing in her kitchen to working with some of the most talented fibre artists in the world and teaching dye workshops around the globe. *Next Course: Oct 4-6, 9am-5pm - Click Book Now below!*

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Our Policies: Please arrive 10 minutes early for your workshop. Workshops start on time. If you are more that 15 minutes late for your class, you may forfeit your chance to take the class. You may cancel for a refund up to 20 days before the workshop. After that, workshop fees are not refundable or transferable. You may reschedule for a different workshop up to 15 days before the workshop, and up to 7 days if for the same workshop within the following 3 months. We reserve the right cancel or reschedule a workshop with fewer than 4 sign ups. We will inform you at least 24 hours before the workshop if there is cancellation due to low registration. If you cannot attend the rescheduled date, you will receive a refund. If we have no registrations up to 7 days before the workshop, unless otherwise noted in the description, we may cancel or reschedule. Please book in advance or let us know you're planning to book. Please note that we may take photos during the workshop to use on social media. If you do wish to be photographed, please let the teacher know when you arrive. If you are sick, please stay home. Call or email to let us know that you are not coming. You will receive a credit for a future class. By signing up for a class or workshop hosted by Small Space Art Collective you agree to the terms and conditions stated here. You hereby release Small Space Art Collective or any person or persons acting on its behalf from liability for any bodily injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of any personal articles while on the premises or participating in an activity sponsored or hosted by Small Space Art Collective. Furthermore the undersigned agrees that in the event medical attention is required due to accident or illness, Small Space Art Collective shall, without accepting fiscal responsibility, seek such medical services as it deems necessary and appropriate through EMs/911 and/or local hospitals.

Contact Details

  • 210 Calle de Los Molinos, San Clemente, CA, USA


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