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Stefania Isaacson

St. Charles, IL
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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!

Current Courses Offered by Stefania Isaacson

1 Day
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Lace Knitting Intro

Elegant knit lace can enhance many projects, whether it is sewn on the edge of a garment, brightens the corner of a simple knit accessory, or takes center stage as a shawl. Expand your knitting repertoire by exploring new techniques that will allow you to add flourish to basic projects…
Thu, Feb 13th, 2020
Instructor: Stefania Isaacson
2 Days
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Leaves, Roots, & Bugs: Natural Dyes

Spend two days learning new avenues into color possibilities from ancient traditions. This class will cover some of the long history of natural dyes, the color possibilities they offer, mordanting techniques, the dyeing process, and some color theory. We will use readily available dyes in extract form, like indigo, cochineal,…
Tue, Feb 11th, 2020  –  Wed, Feb 12th, 2020
Instructor: Stefania Isaacson

Past Courses Offered by Stefania Isaacson

Aran Knitting Made Easy

Exploring the Long Draw

In Search of Color: Winter Natural Dye Workshop

In Search of the Perfect Green and Orange: 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!