Natural Dyeing Yarn: Red, Orange, Yellow, Pink, Green
Explore the magic of dyeing with plants, with special attention to yarn! Learn basic techniques that will allow for a lifetime of experimenting with a rainbow of natural colours, and tips and tricks to avoid tears and tangled skeins. We'll be covering all the basics to get you started, including:
~ how to prepare your fibres for best results
~ using mordants and preparing dye baths
~ how different fibres absorb dyes differently
~ how to get multiple colours from one plant
We will also discuss the fascinating history of colour, tips for growing a dye garden, and foraging for local sources of dye that are growing right under our noses.
There is some information overlap between the Botanical Printing Class and this yarn dyeing class, although each workshop focuses on different techniques.
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with Kerri Westlake of Westlake Knits & Fibres
in my backyard dye garden, near College and Lansdowne
Sliding scale price between $50-70
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The workshop will be outdoors, rain or shine, so please come prepared for the weather.
This class will cover the general guidelines for dyeing with plants other than indigo. Indigo has its own special process, and is taught in a separate workshop. Get on my mailing list to find out about the next indigo dyeing class.