Dyeing Wool with Woad (Ages 16+) July 13, 2024

Jul 13, 2024 11:00AM—4:00PM


Marine Mills Folk School, 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

Cost $120.00

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Indigo dyeing


In this class, students will learn how to prepare a skein of yarn for the dye bath, learn the process of aeration, deoxygenation, learn the Bain Marie method, and get the experience of watching the wool turn from its natural cream color to green to the final indigo color before their eyes! This dye bath is magical and fills students with awe each time we pull a soaking wet skein from the pot.

We will learn about the history of woad and efforts to control the spread of this invasive species. Each student will go home with a skein of wool for their knitting or crochet projects.

Your instructor will provide the following:

  • Wool yarn
  • Woad
  • Pot(s) for dye bath
  • Soda ash
  • Thiourea dioxide

Students are asked to bring:

  • Scissors
  • Apron
  • Old bath towel that is ok to be stained
  • gallon-size Ziploc bag to take your yarn home

Skill level
No experience required.

Age Requirement
Students ages 16 and older are welcome to attend this class. Ages 16-17 can attend with parent permission by email to info@marinemillsfolkschool.org.

Location Details
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine St. Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota 55047

Cost Details
Materials Fee: $25
Total Cost: $120

NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance a teacher’s need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

If interested, you can find our cancellation policy here.