Wednesday, March 15, 2017 (All day)
One-day intensive dye workshop using natural dye extracts. For this class we will be using a wide variety of dyestuffs along with indigo to produce a palette of complex blues, greens, purples and turquoise/teals. Indigo is the primary basis for this class that will use a natural vat to dye and overdye wool/mohair yarn samples. Our color range, while limited to one particular section of the color wheel, will explore both bright and intense as well as subtle and muted hues. We will layer 2 and 3 colors to build a formula base and develop skill working with indigo to produce approximately 50 color samples.
Please note, these extracts have been developed for the commercial dye market and while relatively non-toxic are very colorfast. Students will have an opportunity to prepare the cotton yarn in class moving from scour to mordant to dye bath. Each student will receive a comprehensive dye notebook with workshop instructions as well as notes for working on your own to dye yarns. Included in the notebook will be a set of dye samples produced in class.