Yarn Dyeing Classes in Chicago


A collage of teal yarn dyeing in a pan of water, dye stock in squeeze bottles and cannisters of dry dye powder

If you're looking for Yarn Dyeing classes in Chicago or the greater Chicago area, come learn with us at Dye Hard Yarns!

Who we are:

Dye Hard Yarns is a small boutique yarn shop and community dye studio in the heart of the Oak Park Arts District, just west of downtown Chicago.

We are the home of indie yarn-dyers, hand-dyers, artisans, makers and small family businesses near and far. 

What we are about:

Make Dye Hard Yarns your crafting home. Over the years we've come to realize, Fiber people are the best people! We love our dyers, knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers, and all fiber crafters in between. It's become our mission to help you achieve your project dreams, and to build a community centered around joy, and a shared love for the fiber arts. 

Learn to hand-dye yarn:

Part of the fun of stitching is working with all of the beautifully dyed yarns available. From solids to tonals, variegated and speckled, the possibilities are endless.

At our community dye studio you will learn to create your very own hand dyed yarns!

Create one of a kind skeins and let your imagination be your limit.

Learn the basic principles of dyeing in this introductory workshop. We'll discuss tools and equipment, as well as dye studio health and safety. We'll put theory into practice and each student will have a chance to try their hand at dyeing 2 skeins of superwash merino yarn. The Intro to dyeing class includes all supplies for the class.

Join our dye studio and become a part of our community! This workshop is a prerequisite for all other regular dye classes and meets the orientation requirements for non-professional Dye Studio use/membership. Which means, you can rent our community dye studio whenever you wish or even become a Member!

Residents or visitors in Chicago or the greater Chicago area can visit Dye Hard Yarns at our yarn shop boutique and community dye studio in Oak Park, just west of the Loop. We are located conveniently on Harrison street, just west of Austin Ave in the Oak Park Art's District. We are a block away from the Austin Blue Line CTA train stop, steps from the 290 expressway, and offer plenty of on-street parking.

Sign up for our Intro to Dyeing classes or any of our other crafting classes today!