1 Day Dye Workshop
Thursday, October 5, 2023
Here’s your chance to custom dyed wool yarn! We’ll be doing immersion or dip dyeing of wool in acid dyes.
Bring your own yarn or wool fiber to dye, in an amount no more than one pound total. If you’re bringing yarn, make it into skeins of ¼ pound or so. Skeins should be tied with figure 8’s in four places around the skein so we avoid tangles. If you’re bringing un-spun fiber, bring a lingerie bag or something similar to contain the fiber.
Make a note of the dry weight of your wool, and then wash it the evening before, in some gentle cleaner such as Syntrapol. Rinse it out after washing, and bring it damp. You don’t need a mordant, and we’ll add some vinegar to the dye bath which will help fix the color.
Dyes and other supplies will be provided. Wear old clothes, so you won’t mind if you get a little dye on yourself.
(Paid to instructor on first day of class)
Teens and Adults 13+
Wednesday, October 4, 12:00pm
MATERIALS TO BRING
Prepared wool yarn or fiber.
October 5, 2023
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: Alley Workshop
The Alley Workshop at the Jansen Art Center is located in the SW corner of the lower floor: