Wednesday, April 10th – 1 Day Class
9am-5pm with 12pm-2pm break
Enjoy the moody blues with this 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 cotton and flax 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. The Moody blues have never looked so good and with the comprehensive dye notebook with workshop instructions as well as notes for working on your own to dye yarns and fibers, you’ll be ready to go it alone!
Please note, these extracts have been developed for the commercial dye market and while relatively non-toxic are very colorfast.
Materials fee: $20 (plus $10 for PA’s rentals =$30)
Level: Beginning – Advanced dyers. Some familiarity with dye methods is helpful but not necessary.