Knit Fabric Dye Blank Painting Class with Josh Steger

Sock Blank Painting Class

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Knit Fabric Dye Blanks are your artist canvas to create an original yarn for hand or machine knitting, crochet, weaving, embroidery, etc. The color and project possibilities are only limited by your imagination. In this class we will explore how to hand paint pre-knit fabric panels to create an original yarn that will be a work of art by itself. Your finished project of choice will be a one-of-kind item unique to you!

Upon successful completion of this class, you will be able to hand paint a knit fabric dye blank for use in knitting, crochet, weaving, embroidery, etc.

Knit fabric dye blanks are often called sock blanks because they are commonly knit from fingering weight or sport weight yarn that is easily used for socks. Care is taken in this class to present knit fabric dye blanks as much more than sock blanks. The same sock blank can just as well be a hat blank, mitten blank, shawl/scarf blank, etc. The options of what to use the yarn for are just as plentiful as any other length of yarn, with the advantage of being able to easily control the dye process.


Standardized materials for the course are included in the price to faciltate your learning experience. Supplies provided:

  • 1 Knit Fabric Dye Blank of our sport weight Darly yarn. 
  • Dye, Painting Supplies, & Safety Equipment.
    • Please note: painting supplies and safety equipment are provided for use during the class only and must be returned following the class.
  • Participant Guide: Written instructions and project inspiration

You are required to bring the following supplies needed:

  • Wear old clothes. You may get dye on your clothing. Some people also prefer to wear an apron appropriate for painting. 
  • Your project will be finished within the allotted time for the class. However, it will still be damp when you leave. Bring a water tight container & bag to transport it home in.


This class meets for a single session for 2-3 hours on: [Next Scheduled Date] from [Next Scheduled Time].


Classes are held at our studio, Icon Fiber Arts, located in buds 'n bloom at 1876 Dickinson Rd, De Pere, WI 54115. We ask that participants park in the back of the building and use the rear entrance. Our learning area is located immediately inside the back door. Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow yourself time to get situated. Class starts promptly at [Scheduled Start Time]. Please notify us prior to the class if you need any accommodations.

About the Instructor

Josh Steger began his journey as a fiber artist at a young age when he learned to knit, crochet, and sew. Josh always felt inspired by yarn and what you can make with it. It was a natural progression when he started to dye wool, spin it into yarn, and ultimately, create surface designs. In 2013, Josh formally launched his fiber arts studio, Icon Fiber Arts, as a part buds ‘n bloom. Josh's experience as an instuctor is well rounded. He formerly worked for United Healthcare in Green Bay as a Trainer and Learning Specialist. He has taught dye classes for Traveling Treadlers Fiber Arts Guild and the Bay Lakes Knitting Guild. He also provides one on one instruction for knitting, crochet, weaving, felting, hand spinning, and dyeing.  

Cancellation & Attendance

A refund will be provided to attendees who cancel 72 hours in advance of the session on [Next Scheduled Date]. There is no refund or partial refund for the class for any missed session. In the event of inclement weather that would prevent the class from meeting, the class will be extended and rescheduled as determined by the Instructor.

This class must meet a minimum enrollment of 6 attendees to go forward. In the event that a class cannot meet minimum enrollment, it will be cancelled 24 hours in advance. Full refunds will be provided for attendees for classes that don't meet minimum enrollment.