Dye Like a Viking at Duluth Folk School
May 31, 2022

Dye Like a Viking

  •  July 23, 2022
     9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Join us for an exploration of natural dyes used in Viking textiles – vibrant greens, soft reds, lichen purples, deep golds, and rich blues – based on archeological evidence. You will learn to prepare dye baths, mordant fibers, modify colors, and identify dye plants. Students will receive eight 25-yard skeins of yarn to dye, enough for you to create a project. This introductory class will also discuss ethical harvesting, ways to modify colors, and sources for further exploration.

Registration Includes

  • Patient instruction
  • Yarn and dyes (value $20)

By the end of class, you will go home with about 200 yards of wool in a variety of colors, and the knowledge to dye additional fiber!

You should bring…

Bring a waterproof bag to bring your samples home. Also, some folks like to bring a notepad and something to write with.

Skill Level

No prior experience required.

Best for Ages…

13 and older.


1917 W Superior St, Duluth Folk School Library, Duluth, Minnesota, 55806, United States


The Library is upstairs in the Duluth Folk School/Dovetail Cafe building.

Duluth Folk School Library Classroom

Note: The Library is up one flight of stairs, and we do not have an elevator.


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Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888


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