12 May 2009

Dye small projects in a fully equipped studio, Sundays, 1-6 PM at the Entwinements Studio,Yellow Springs OH
$15 in advance, $25 at the door.    Limit 10 participants 

Registration is on a first come biases, you are not registered until I have your money. You can call or email,  karren at,  your registration.

Dyeing is messy, wear appropriate clothes and bring gloves.


7 June 2009

Dip dye a skein

Bring a skein of scoured*, damp yarn and we will dye it one color  and then dip dye it to add another color to part of the skein.  The first color will be lighter than the second.  We will use acid dyes.  You bring one skein 8 oz. or less of wool, silk, nylon or other protein fiber, white or natural.  You will have a lovely skein to knit or weave that will have  a color variation to give character to the end project.

14 June 2009

Paint a skein

Bring a skein of scoured*, damp yarn and paint it  with vibrant colors of your choice. Take home a damp painted skein, batch it overnight and wash it the next day.  We will work with fiber reactive dyes.  You bring one skein 8 oz. or less,  of cotton, rayon or other cellulose  fiber. White is easiest but other pale colors can work. Give some thought to the color combination you would like to create, bring a picture or  something to guide you.

21 June 2009

Indigo Vat

I will prepare indigo vats and you can bring cotton yarn, in a skein, or cloth to dip in it.  It takes various dips to build up a darker color of indigo blue so bring your patience.   You can try some shibori, but you will have to be last to dip because the shibori pieces introduce a lot of air into the vat.  I will set the vat up for cellulose so bring cotton, linen, ramie, rayon, anything made of cellulose fibers.  All fibers should be scoured* and ready for dyeing.  The yarn can be damp (dry yarn will take at least ½ hr. to wett out before dyeing).  Scoured cloth can be damp or dry.  I can instruct you in simple shibori resists and have most of the tools to make the resists here. dry cloth works best for shibori.  If you want to make sewn or hand stitched resists bring hand sewing tools and very strong thread such as carpet, upholstery or sail thread.  You are limited to 8 oz. of fiber.


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