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24 COLORS from ONE DYE POT using Cochineal with Diana Armes Wallace

April 29, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Come and participate in an adventure in dyeing. Starting out with 24 skeins of yarn that have been pre-mordanted, students will work in teams of two each to weigh yarns, measure out the post-mordants, and move their yarns from pot to pot. With 1 dye pot, two post-mordant pots, and an amonia dip, our results will be 24 skeins of different color, all from a single dye pot!

This is exciting work and will require some attention to detail. Students will go home with 24 colors of yarn, charted with how each acquired their color.

Students please bring: a notebook and pen/pencil for note taking. Wear old clothes or aprons and bring gloves. Students may also bring an item of their own to throw into the dye pot after our yarns have finished - wool, mohair, silk only please! Natural dyes almost always have at least 2-3 exhaust baths that can be used.

All yarns are provided and have already been pre-mordanted by the instructor.

Non-Member: $85 (Member $75)

Material Fee: $10
Material fee is paid at first class meeting.