Sunday, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Instructor: Ellen Minard

Skill Level: Beginner

Cost: $25, $20 for materials

Want to design your own sock colors? We will start with a very brief overview of hand painting where you will be able to see samples of different dyeing techniques and finished samples. You will then quickly move on to the fun! You will design your own color-way and paint a skein of sock yarn using acid dyes which will be applied with brushes and sponges. You will end up with enough yarn to knit a pair of socks, or a little shawl or cowl if socks aren’t your thing!


Materials Supplied

$20 - which includes a skein of yarn and all dyes

Supplies to Bring

Students should wear an old t-shirt or apron.

Class Size

Minimum: 1, Maximum: 12

About the Instructor: Ellen Minard

Ellen Minard, owner of Ellen’s 1/2 Pint Farm, has been hand painting yarns and fibers for thirty years. She travels to many sheep and wool festivals and knitting conventions with her yarns, and has taught at various spinning & knitting guilds, fiber festivals, and Stitches. “The color inspiration comes from my own personal experiences, especially with nature. I do not have a degree in color theory, just a lot of time spent “playing” and experimenting with the colors, a few classes with some wonderful instructors, and most of all, a great love of vibrant colors!” Yes, you will learn in the class, but the most common comment after someone has taken a class is “It was a lot of fun and I had a great time”!