Simply Dyeing – Handpainted Yarns
Description: This 4-hour workshop will provide some creative time and information for hand-painting skeins of natural fiber yarn (protein/animal fibers). My version of this technique involves sponge brushes and/or squirt bottles, depending on the desired results. Acid dyes can sound scary and the process can worry the new dyer. The attendee will learn how to use acid dyes and learn by trial what colorways appeal. No color wheels will be allowed. “Outside the box” or “outside the lines” creativity is encouraged. Microwave will be used to set colors. In class, we will discuss other options for this simple dyeing technique such as rovings, locks, and batts. We will be using Greener Shades brand dyes, a brand which is free of heavy metals.
Required Skills: Beginners welcome
Instructor: Kathy Martin
Supplies Student Should Bring to Class: Student should wear working clothes or apron
Supplies Provided by Instructor: Dyeing supplies, three 150-yard wool skeins in fingering or sport weight, gloves, and mask.
Day/Time: Sunday, Oct 20, 9:00 - 1:00
Sale Price: $80 (includes $20 materials fee) - for registration received no later than August 31.
Regular Price: $90 (includes $20 materials fee) - for registration received Sept 1 or later.