(110) Color Fiber Dyeing Sampler
Learn the tips and tricks for dyeing luscious, fluffy, colorful fiber that is spinnable and soft. This class focuses on dyeing four to six different varieties of combed top with acid dyes; preparing and measuring acid dyes, fixatives, and fiber; applying dye in a variety of different techniques; and personalizing your color choices for harmonious results. Emphasis will be on the details that make your fiber turn out soft and spinnable. We want you to leave with a lot of fiber that will spin up beautifully and work together!Workshop #: 110
Duration: Full Day Workshop 9am-4pm (with a one hour lunch break)
Day: Wednesday All Day
Instructor: Rita Petteys
Experience: All levels
Material Fee: $35 fee covers the cost of four 4-ounce pieces of a variety of fibers, hand outs, dye, and chemicals including a surfactant agent for rinsing fiber at home.
Supplies Students Need to Bring: Rubber gloves, dust mask, apron, scale that measures in metric (not critical but nice to have), baggies and/or buckets for transporting wet fiber home, colander and 2-gallon bucket or other deep bowl for soaking fiber. Please wear clothes that you would not mind getting dirty or stained. Handouts will be provided.