Aug. 27 & Sep. 3, 2020
Dates & Times
Thursday, August 27th ~ 2:00-3:00pm EST
Thursday, September 3rd ~ 2:00-3:00pm EST
Instructor: Wendy Weiss
Explore dyeing natural wool hues with natural dye materials. This workshop will transform your kitchen into a dye studio to achieve wool that has rich saturated hues. Experiment with Osage and Madder for intense oranges, brilliant yellows and rich reds. Explore garden plants and flowers that you have on hand like marigolds and cosmos. The knowledge you gain will enable you to produce custom pallets for your fiber arts for years to come. Learn best practices for dyeing from Professor Emerita of textile design at the University of Nebraska, Wendy Weiss. Sessions will cover theory and provide time for experimentation.
Please Note: Natural dyeing is a time intensive process. Participants will be asked to complete some work between the first session and second session on their own, in preparation for dyeing during the second session. Following the second session participants will be advised of the final rinse steps for their dyed yarn. A supply kit will be mailed to participants ahead of the class that includes naturally colored wood yarn, mordant and additional natural dyes along with a hand-out. Participants will also need to have the following on hand for the class: PARTICIPANT MATERIAL LIST
This class will be conducted live on Zoom. Participants will receive an email from Peters Valley at least 48 hours prior that includes a link and a password. Only registered participants will be admitted.
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