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Sunday 5th November 2023 1.00 - 4.00pm

Acid dyes are simple to use and can create bright or subtle colours – the choice is yours, plus they’re great fun! You’ll be dyeing balls and skeins of yarn with acid dyes for exciting multi-colour results. You will be creating a patterned skein using an Ikat-style tied resist and a two-tone dyed ball. The yarn and dyes will be provided, and this class would be suitable for both complete novices and those who have dabbled in dyeing before. Each participant will take home 150g of gloriously dyed yarn, and enough knowledge and ideas to keep them happily experimenting at home if they wish. 

Participants will need an apron (plastic coated is very useful), a note book & pen, and a bucket or container to take home damp yarn which you will need to dry at home.


Amanda has been a hand-dyer for about 35 years, concentrating on acid dyes since opening an Etsy shop in 2008, and for many years had a loyal following visiting her stall at textile shows.  

She was awarded the National Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers’ Certificates of Achievement in dyeing, and also has a City & Guilds teaching certificate. Amanda has taught week-long Summer School classes for many years and has had work selected for several Association Exhibitions. 

She travels the country giving workshops, has taught several times in the Netherlands, and also in Afghanistan and Tibet. 

Using Synthetic Dyes with Amanda Hannaford

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