Madder, mother of red dyes in ancient history, has fifteen dye compounds to play with! In this full-day class, we will explore the rich color possibilities that this wonderful root can share. Receptive to mordants and modifiers, madder’s color range can stretch from bright orange to crimson, to brown and even black! Madder is one of the natural dyes that you could spend your whole life studying. This class will get you over any fear you have of working with madder. Take home 24 mini skeins in a range of tones – enough for a fabulous gradient shawl.


Friday, October 4, 2019

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Instructor: Michelle Russell-Delezene


Materials Fee: $95 (Included in class fee)

Materials Fee Includes: Natural dyes, mordants, and modifiers, 24 mini skeins of responsibly sourced domestic yarn, class handout and use of dye pots and equipment.


Experience Level: Intermediate. Some knowledge of Natural dyeing is helpful.


Students Will Learn: How to manipulate madder with mordants and modifiers to get maximum color potential.


Students Will Take Home: 24 dyed mini skeins of responsibly sourced domestic yarns, class handout.


Students Should Bring: An apron or clothes that can get dirty; dishwashing-type gloves (nitrile is okay, too), sun hat/sunscreen.

205 - The Many Colors of Madder

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