Rainbow Yarn Dyeing
Are you in love with multicolored yarns? Do you think it is difficult to dye them? This class will teach you the basics of how to dye a rainbow yarn in 1 pot! This class will also discuss other styles of dyeing that can be used to dye protein fibers. We will also discuss how to fix a bad dye job. Students will be dyeing 2 skeins of yarn in this workshop. More yarn will be available to purchase.
Ages 13 and up only
The class fee includes both the materials fee and the workshop fee.
No prior experience needed.
Friday All Day, hours
Morning classes start at 9 am. Afternoon classes start at 1 pm. All-day classes meet in both time slots, with an hour break for lunch.
Students to Bring
- Pen to take notes
- A pot or two that is approximately 10 to 14 inches across and 10 to 12 inches tall. Secondhand pots are great. Metal, aluminum, or enameled pots will work, but not glass. Once you use the pot to dye in, you cannot use it for food.
- Students should wear comfortable shoes as we will be standing and moving around.
- Students should wear comfortable clothing that they do not mind if it is accidentally stained.
- Students may want to bring face masks and gloves to wear when working with the dyes.
- Students may bring up to 1 pound of protein-based fibers to dye, but will also need to bring an additional dye pot.
Instructor Will Provide
- 2 skeins of DK weight super wash merino/nylon yarn
- All materials needed to dye
- Handout to take home
- Instructor's contact information for after class support
I am an all over fibery addict! I started my adventures into the fibery world as a young girl. My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was 3 or 4 years old. I loved crocheting blankets and scarves, hats, and wash clothes as a youngster. As a teenager in the 80's I feel in love with neon colors. To this day I am still in love with bright, vibrant, intense colors! As a young mother I started back into crocheting, but then discovered spinning as a festival. I adored spinning! After several years of spinning I decided I had to do something with all of my hand spun yarns. So I taught myself to knit. Then I decided I wanted to learn to process my spinning fibers. So I started buying fleeces. I loved the natural earthy tones of the fibers I was scouring, but longed for my Neon Days. I then discovered Redding Method Dyeing. I enrolled in the courses and was taught to dye in an unconventional way that produced the bright vibrant colors that I longed for. I then decided to teach others my love of all things fibery. I find that my students teach me as much as I am teaching them. I live in Northwest Indiana with my husband and two crazy Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. I have been blessed to have taught classes at Michigan Fiber Festival, Wisconsin Sheep and Wool, Jay County Fiber Arts Festival, Hoosier Hills, The Blue Mountain fiber Festival, along with the Greencastle Fiber Fest.
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