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Nuku Studio

Yarn dyeing with Madder

Explore the potential of Madder extract dye to create many different colours on wool, and use your discoveries to dye yarn for your own indie knitting or weaving projects.

Yarn dyeing with Madder
Yarn dyeing with Madder

Time & Location

Time is TBD

Nuku Studio, 132 Gibbons Rd, Kaiwaka 0573, New Zealand

About the Event

Embark on a botanical dyeing journey with madder, an ancient red dye source from the root of the plant Rubia cordifolia. Using a little chemistry and perhaps a touch of magic, you will experiment with recipes and modifiers to learn how to alter your results and create several different and dramatic hues. Participants will create a mini booklet of yarn samples and gain an understanding of this classic dye. You will finish the day by dyeing a skein of wool to take home. This is a magical workshop for dyers of all skill levels but will have particular appeal to knitters and weavers.

What's included:

Madder extract and modifiers. Blank booklet. 2 x 100grms skein of pre mordanted wool yarn. All equipment.

Tea/coffee and cake (GF).

Please bring: Your lunch, gloves, apron (optional) a pen/pencil and container to take wet wool home in.


  • Yarn dyeing with Madder.

    Includes all equipment, dye and yarn. Morning tea.




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