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Stefania Isaacson

St. Charles, IL
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Stefania Isaacson

Stefania has been a life-long knitter, and started spinning and dying to supply herself with the best yarns in the world! She got her Certificate of Excellence in Handspinning from the Handweaver’s Guild of America in 1997. Since then, she has opened her own business, Handspun by Stefania, and taught numerous workshops dealing in natural dyes, spinning, and basket making. She has spoken about the fiber arts to numerous groups, and has appeared on Home & Garden TV as a guest on the Carol Duvall Show. She sells handspun, natural hand-dyed yarns, original knitting kits using her own yarns and patterns, hand-dyed roving dyed with natural dyes, and handmade baskets. She was previously a high school English teacher, and now enjoys teaching spinning, dyeing, and knitting to fiber enthusiasts. Most recently, Stefania has authored a book on natural dyes called In Search of the Perfect Green–and Orange, Too!

Past Courses Offered by Stefania Isaacson

Aran Knitting Made Easy

Entirely Socks: Spin and Knit

Exploring the Long Draw

In Search of Color: Winter Natural Dye Workshop

In Search of the Perfect Green and Orange: Natural Dyes

Lace Knitting Intro

Leaves, Roots, & Bugs: Natural Dyes

Natural Dyes Beyond the Basics: 2 & 3 Color Mixes

Natural Dyes–Adding Iron: How Sad can be Happy!

Natural Plant Dyes

Passionate Purples: Natural Dyes

Playing with Plying

Red, Yellow, Purple, Blue: Exploring Extracts for Dyeing

Reds, Reds, Reds: Natural Dyes

Shades of Blue: Intro to Indigo

Spinning the Luxury Fibers!