Madder Root Intensive: Pushing The Limits Of The Natural Dye Pot. With Jackie Ottino Graf (www.foragecolor.com). Saturday, June 29, 2019. 10 AM- 5 PM. $145.00 (includes all materials) $50.00 deposit holds your space. Call to register: 203-245-5921.
In this advanced workshop, we will explore how putting a little chemistry to work in the Madder Root dyepot will greatly expand our color range. Working with 4 mordants and as many pH and metallic modifiers we will leave with 20 distinct shades from one dye pot!
This hands on and highly informative workshop will greatly increase your knowledge of the how and why of natural dyes. It is fine to attend if you are a novice dyer, but this workshop is geared toward the dyer with a bit of base knowledge. Students will leave with yarn samples (about 20, enough for a large project), formulas and handouts.
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.