Expand your fiber arts knowledge by learning in a traditional way how to use local plants to dye wool yarn and fabrics.
This is a hands-on class, so bring your curiosity and creativity along with your supplies (see below). You will learn a little bit of history, how to prepare the wool, the use of different mordants (which is needed for most dyes to be colorfast) and finally using plant materials for dyes.
The number of dyes to go home with depends on the number of participants in the class, and all dye materials will be provided.
Students should bring a lunch/beverage. (Beverages are also available to purchase.) There will be breaks as the dye process is finishing, but it is best to stay on location during the process.
Materials To Bring: Good rubber gloves, a plastic bucket, scissors, string (cotton or synthetic), a wooden stick or metal tong (which may not be used for food after the class), 6-8 plastic bags (zip lock type) to carry your wet dyed wool home in, a notebook. Wear outdoor clothing and shoes that can get dirty.
FC1036, Saturday, June 13, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm | Instructor: Mette Christiansen | Location: Cabin | Tuition: $60 + materials: ~$30 (payable in class)
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