Bundle Dye a Sock Blank - Natural Dye Workshop

Fri, 09/07/2021

Friday 9th July 10am-1pm, Estate of the Arts, Bedminster

£50 including all materials: https://www.riaburns.co.uk/shop/bundle-dye-a-sock-blank-friday-9th-july


Learn the bundle dyeing technique to create a naturally unique and colourful British wool sock blank.

Using a selection of seasonal, homegrown and responsibly foraged flowers and leaves, we will decorate the sock blank (a knitted length of fabric) which we will then roll and tie together before steaming to lock in the colour. Once taken home and dried, these can then be knitted directly from the blank (or wound into a cake) to knit into a pair of socks or other accessory – the unique colour and pattern will reveal itself as you knit with it!

The sock blank has been machine knitted by Ria in a 100% British Corriedale wool yarn developed for socks. It is non-superwash and has no nylon content. Prepared sock blank, dye materials and handouts are provided but please bring an apron and rubber gloves.

Ria is a Bristol based designer who creates sustainable knitwear using local lambswool and dyed with homegrown and foraged plants.


This workshop will be held in Ria’s private studio at Estate of the Arts, South Liberty Lane, Bristol, BS3 2SG. Maximum three students.

Event location: 
Estate of the Arts
South Liberty Lane
Bristol BS3 2SG
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