Handspun by Stefania specializes in hand dyed handspun yarn and rovings using only materials from nature with an occasional bit of man-made glitz. These fine yarns are featured separately and in knitting kits with original designs. Custom work is also possible with special patterns, colors, fiber blends, or knitted garments, tailored to your individual passions.

Introducing My New Book

In Search of the Perfect Green — and Orange, too! A Natural Dye Book

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In Search of the Perfect Green - and Orange, Too!

In Search of the Perfect Green--and Orange, Too! is a book about natural dyes and how to use them. As a well-known colorist with natural dyes, Stefania shares her experience and knowledge, covering the dyeing process, mordanting, extracting dye from plant material, scouring fiber, and over-dyeing. This book has an emphasis on safety for the dyer as well as the environment. Stefania gives many suggestions on proportions of dye for a desired effect, as well as possibilities to tap one's creativity.  She goes through a step-by-step explanation of the use of indigo in a clear, systematic way. The book if filled with pictures to inform and guide the reader. This is an excellent resource for the natural dyer.

2014 Festival Schedule

February 21 - 23
    A Fiber Thing's Winter Weekend Warm-Up, Manitowoc, WI
    Teaching: Solid-Based Basket

                  Spinning Bulky

April 18 - 19
    The Fiber Event, Greencastle, IN
May 3 - 4
Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, West Friendship, MD

May 16 - 18
     Shepherds Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival, Lake Elmo, MN
Natural Dyes: Extraction, Experimentation, Enthusiasm
                   Spinning the Luxury Fibers!

June 5 - 8
     Estes Park Wool Market, Estes Park, CO
     Teaching: Natural Dyes: Exploration, Extraction, Enthusiasm
                   Playing with Plying

July 5 - 6
     North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN
     Teaching: Natural Dyes: Red, Yellow, Purple, Blue: Exploring Extracts for Dyeing
                   Shades of Blue: Intro to Indigo

August 1 - 3
     Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair, Grayslake, IL
Teaching: Natural Dyes: Leaves, Roots, Bugs and More! A Natural Dye Workshop
                   Spinning the Luxury Fibers!

August 7 - 10
     Stitches Midwest, Schaumburg, IL

August 15 - 17
    Michigan Fiber Festival, Alllegan, MI

September 5 - 7
    Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, Jefferson, WI
Natural Dyes: Extraction, Experimentation, Enthusiasm
                  Spinning for Lace Knitting

October 18 - 19
     New York Sheep & Wool Festival, Rhinebeck, NY

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Stefania is a master spinner, experienced knitter, pattern designer, and very learned in the use of natural dyes - click here to learn from Stefania.

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About Stefania
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Meet Stefania Isaacson and learn more about her varied and colorful career!

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