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Handspun by Stefania specializes in hand dyed handspun yarn and rovings using only materials from nature with an occasional bit of man-made glitz. These fine yarns are featured separately and in knitting kits with original designs. Custom work is also possible with special patterns, colors, fiber blends, or knitted garments, tailored to your individual passions.

Introducing My New Book

In Search of the Perfect Green — and Orange, too! A Natural Dye Book
$24.95  

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In Search of the Perfect Green - and Orange, Too!

In Search of the Perfect Green--and Orange, Too! is a book about natural dyes and how to use them. As a well-known colorist with natural dyes, Stefania shares her experience and knowledge, covering the dyeing process, mordanting, extracting dye from plant material, scouring fiber, and over-dyeing. This book has an emphasis on safety for the dyer as well as the environment. Stefania gives many suggestions on proportions of dye for a desired effect, as well as possibilities to tap one's creativity.  She goes through a step-by-step explanation of the use of indigo in a clear, systematic way. The book if filled with pictures to inform and guide the reader. This is an excellent resource for the natural dyer.


2015 Festival Schedule

February 13 - 15
     North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN
     Teaching: Natural Dyes: Reds, Reds, Reds
                   Aran Knitting Made Easy

February 27 - March 1
    A Fiber Thing's Winter Weekend Warm-Up, Manitowoc, WI
    Teaching: Many Little Baskets

                  Aran Knitting Made Easy

March 28
    Shake Rag Alley, Mineral Point, WI
    Teaching: Natural Dyes: Leaves, Roots, Bugs & More

April 17 - 18
    The Fiber Event, Greencastle, IN
    Teaching: TBA

May 2 - 3
     
Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, West Friendship, MD

May 15 - 17
     Shepherds Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival, Lake Elmo, MN
     Teaching:
Natural Dyes: Passionate Purples
                   Spinning for Socks

June 11 - 14
     Estes Park Wool Market, Estes Park, CO
     Teaching: TBA

June 26 - 28
     North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN
     Teaching: Natural Dyes: Passionate Purples
                   Entirely Socks: Spinning for Socks
                   Entirely Socks: Sock Knitting Made Easy

July 25
   
Shake Rag Alley, Mineral Point, WI
    Teaching:
Natural Dyes: Extraction, Experimentation, Enthusiasm

August 14 - 16
    Michigan Fiber Festival, Alllegan, MI

September 11 - 13
    Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, Jefferson, WI
    Teaching:
Natural Dyes: Using Iron - How Sad Can Be Happy
                  Aran Knitting Made Easy

October 17 - 18
     New York Sheep & Wool Festival, Rhinebeck, NY


Articles
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Stefania is a master spinner, experienced knitter, pattern designer, and very learned in the use of natural dyes - click here to learn from Stefania.

Workshops
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Click here to read about Stefania's workshops.

About Stefania
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Meet Stefania Isaacson and learn more about her varied and colorful career!




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