Natural Dyeing Wool Yarn, $40/$14 materials fee
Instructor: Marty Elkin
Classroom 4 (Lower level Arts and Crafts Building)
Sunday, May 10, 9:30-12:30
Handout and materials included. No experience needed.
Supply fee of $14, includes a skein of wool to take home
Require a minimum of 3 and maximum of 12.
We will mostly use colors from the kitchen (onion skins, turmeric, etc) plus indigo powder. Plants from the farm may include dried marigolds. We will fire up the dye pots inside. You will learn about safety precautions, fiber preparation and using alum as a mordant and iron as a modifier. Expect to leave with yarn samples, recipes and techniques for natural dyeing on your own.
We will provide any dye supplies, big pots, tongs, thermometers, and a scale. Bring an apron and rubber gloves if you have them. Snacks, drinks, and your knitting projects are all welcome. Dyeing can have some down time! We welcome any natural dye projects you have done before as a show and tell!
If you would like to discuss the possibility of bringing some of your own fibers, please email me prior to the class, firstname.lastname@example.org