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 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.

2019 Festival Schedule

February 15 - 17
     North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN
     Teaching: Reds, Reds, Reds: Natural Dyes
                   Passionate Purples: Natural Dyes
                   Exploring the Long Draw

May 4 - 5
     Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, West Friendship, MD

May 11 - 12
     Shepherds Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival, Lake Elmo, MN

June 6 - 9
     Estes Park Wool Market, Estes Park, CO
     Teaching: Leaves, Roots, Bugs & More: Natural Dyes
                   Spinning Luxury Fibers

July 26 - 28
     North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN
     Teaching: Natural Plant Dyes

August 16 - 18
     Michigan Fiber Festival, Alllegan, MI

September 6 - 8
     Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, Jefferson, WI
Teaching: Exploration, Extraction, Enthusiasm
                   Spinning Luxury Fibers

October 19 - 20
     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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Meet Stefania Isaacson and learn more about her varied and colorful career!

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