Acid dyeing: the techniques to learn to get the results you want!


Sunday, August 18
09:30 to 16:30


137,40 $ Can
75,00 $ Can
212,40 $ Can (without taxes)

No place available

All workshop registrations are non-refundable, unless the class is cancelled by the Festival.

Please note that your 3 day pass is included with this workshop (1 per person).


Colours play an important role in our life, we are surrounded by them, they influence our emotions and the way we see the world—how does that translate to knitting, textiles, and your handmade wardrobe? With Julie Asselin, explore colour theory, especially how colours interact and how they are perceived, how they play a role in our finished garments. Learn about the different types of fibres and yarn construction and the core principles behind dyeing protein (animal) fibres using acid dyes. Julie will guide you through the whole process of yarn dyeing, helping you in creating thoughtful colours. You will leave this class with knowledge plus the confidence (and your own hand dyed yarn to prove it!) to navigate the hand-dyed world. Take your yarn dyeing to another level by exploring how different dye application methods yield different results. This class is focused on experimenting with different ways of applying dyes to yarn to create a multitude of different patterning results. We will be talking about how temperature, acid levels, water quantity, length of skeins, application methods, resists, and auxiliary materials affect your final creation.

What to bring

Apron and pencil

Material provided:

  • Yarn and fibres to dye (350 g of fingering weight yarn)
  • All material required to dye
  • Handouts


Julie Asselin
French and English
Sunday, August 18 09:30 to 16:30
Room 123 Complexe Whissell


Julie Asselin

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Julie loves what she does and knows how to share her passion, getting you hooked on colours and reliable fibre blends. Based in Coaticook, Quebec, a family business that sets itself apart with yarn made with care. Product crafted to ignite your creativity while keeping the well-being of our planet close to your heart.


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