Hand-Painted Weaving Warps using MX Dyes

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We will do some warm-up color inspiration exercises, then each student will hand paint a warp. The dyes need to set overnight, so students will need to wash their own yarn at home the next day. Students will leave the workshop with their painted warp, and instructions on how to rinse it out at home.


The Class Fee is paid during registration. The materials fee is paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class, preferably in cash.

Class Fee $ 100

Materials Fee $  

Skill Level

No prior experience required


Saturday Afternoon,  hours

Morning classes start at 9 am. Afternoon classes start at 1 pm.

Students to Bring

  • Come dressed for mess and /or bring an apron (dyes are permanent and will stain anything they touch)
  • Kitchen gloves, if you have them. Instructor will bring some for use if you don't.
  • Optional: Bring a photo or image for color inspiration. It can be anything: a family photo, a favorite place, a photo from a vacation or trip, or any image that you find inspiring.

Instructor Will Provide

  • 6 yard Tencel warp, either 5/2 or 8/2, 200 ends and prepared for dyeing
  • Color samples
  • Handouts
  • Bucket for storage / washing out later
  • Prepared dyes
  • Tools for painting
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Instructor Bio

Amanda Baxter

Amanda Baxter is the owner, weaver and yarn dyer of Shiny Dime Fibers. Shiny Dime is a symbol used in memory of her sister. This business the start of a long process of personal healing, and a desire to bring together a community of supportive fiber artists. She loves the creativity of collaboration, and the positive energy created when sharing in the love of the work that we make together. Amanda has an MFA in Textiles from Indiana University, and has taught classes as an associate instructor as well as workshops at the Collins Living Learning Center and during her residency at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN.


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