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Learn how to dye naturally!

You’ll see how easy it is to use natural dyes, and gain a foundation for your own natural dyeing adventures.

This workshop covers

  • using natural dyestuffs that create the entire color wheel;
  • how to set up your natural dyeing studio;
  • important safety practices for natural dyeing;
  • how to prepare your fiber for dyeing;
  • how to create natural dye extracts and dye your fiber.

Get ready to learn about natural dyeing!

Meet Dagmar Klos

Dagmar Klos

DAGMAR KLOS is a dye master, fiber artist, and teacher, and was a co-publisher and coeditor of the Turkey Red Journal, a newsletter dedicated to natural dyes. In 2002, she received the Handweavers Guild of America’s Certificate of Excellence in Dyeing. Dagmar’s colorful woven scarves have often graced the pages of Handwoven magazine. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.


Excellent overview of natural dyeing

“Dagmar does a fantastic job of laying out the tools and materials needed, and the safety equipment and procedures, in a way that is very clear and engaging. Her demos show off gorgeous color and also showcase the precision, math and logic foundations for creating a natural dyeing experience with reproducible results.” - Laura Kanemori

Natural Dyeing

“Excellent video! Well planned and easy to understand! Includes basics and more advanced topics. 5 stars for this video!” - Jeanie McCormack

Incredibly helpful!

“I feel confident that Dagmar can be considered an 'expert' in the areas she instructs. That is so important in this world of pseudo instant-experts who are more interested in gaining sponsorship than in actually having knowledge about what they are instructing. Dagmar offers a very clear presentation and practical, consistent and replicable practices and results. Her comment about water may have been my most important take-away! ” - Carmen Felzien

Course curriculum

    1. Video Lesson: Introduction to Using Natural Dyes

    2. Understanding Natural Dyes

    3. Natural Dyes & the Color Wheel

    4. Video Lesson: Understanding the Dyeing Process

    5. The Dyeing Process

    6. Video Lesson: Safety

    7. Basic Safety

    8. Video Lesson: Dyeing Equipment

    9. Basic Dyeing Equipment

    10. Video Lesson: Principles Behind the Dye Process

    11. Basic Principles

    12. Video Lesson: Fiber Preparation

    13. Before You Dye: Preparing Your Fiber

    14. Video Lesson: Mordants

    15. Mordanting Your Fiber

    16. Video Lesson: Making Dye & Dyeing

    17. Making Dye Extracts & Dyeing

    18. More Info on Dye Formulas

    1. Natural Dyeing Class Handout

    2. Workshop Summary

About this course

  • $39.99
  • 25 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content