Please contact me to book a session.
This in-person class is a hands on Master Class for dyeing yarn at the Allison Barnes Yarn home studio.
Based on your experience and preferences, Allison will custom tailor a dye session just for you! In the 2-hour block you will have a chance to dye up to four skeins of yarn in any one dyeing method (deep immersion, low immersion, or hand painting). Repeating the method for all four skeins will give you the confidence to further develop your dyeing style at home and build your hand dyeing business.
I‘ll also let you in on some of my top secret dye methods and give you suggestions on where you can source dyeing materials.
Additional classes are recommended if you want to learn more than one type of dyeing. A 3-session package is available at a discounted price.
Please be advised that we are doing standing work for the duration of class. Indoor shoes are recommended. Chairs can be provided if needed while waiting for colours to set.
At the end of the class you will get to take home your dyed skeins of yarn that will still be warm. On your way out you will get a bag to carry your wet yarn and a wool wash sample to finish rinsing and washing your yarn at home with instructions for drying and basic care.
Class length: ~2 hours
Cost: $400 plus GST.
My home studio is located in Mill Woods, Edmonton. Please note that our house is pet friendly (2 cats) and smoke free. The cats may be curious and enter the studio.
Please note that child care is not available and children who are not taking the class are not allowed in the dye studio. Please leave your children at home.
Classes may be rescheduled a maximum of one time due to illness or poor weather. A $100 convenience fee will be kept due to cancellation or no show.
Please arrive 10 minutes early to class so we may begin on time. It is highly recommended that you wear old clothing in case of spills. The floor is painted concrete so bring indoor shoes or slippers to wear inside if you tend to get cold. Non-latex gloves and masks will be provided. Please bring a notebook and pen to take notes if you want to remember what we do! There will not be any hand-outs provided in class. You may take photos during class.
I will confirm your registration by email - so please make sure you create an account on this website with a valid email address. My home studio address will be provided and I will re-confirm your yarn choices.
(If you have a party of 4-5 friends who would like to take a dye class together please email for available dates. firstname.lastname@example.org )