Natural Dye Rainbow. With Jackie Ottino Graf (www.foragecolor.com). Sunday, June 30, 2019. 10 AM- 5 PM. $135.00 (includes all materials). $50.00 deposit holds your space. Call 203-245-5921 to register.
Nature offers us all the colors of the rainbow, we just need to figure out how to get them onto our fibers! This workshop is perfect for the absolute beginner to the avid dyer. We will work with 8-10 different dyestuffs in several forms: wood shavings, fresh plant material, dried plant material, insects, roots, extracts….and create a rainbow of colors.
We will go over fiber selection and prep, proper mordanting, and how to maximize our efforts for deep rich colors. We will look at a well equipped dye studio, and what we need and how to follow proper safety precautions.
This class is a great general purpose natural dye class that is different every time. Sometimes we are foraging in the woods and fields for dyestuff, sometimes the host has a dye garden (MadWool does!), so you never know what might be available.
All participants end up with 12-15 mini skeins, enough for a small to medium project
Instructor will provide all dyes, yarns and dye equipment. Please bring a plastic bag or container to carry home your wet yarns.
Also....dyeing has an element of waiting, please feel free to bring your knitting!
Lunch break: Snacks, water and tea provided. Bring a lunch (refrigerator and microwave available), or we will get take out from local restaurants.