CLASS: Dye with Natural Dyes. Sat. Sept 9, 2017, 10 am- 5 pm

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CLASS: Dye with Natural Dyes. Sat. Sept 9, 2017, 10 am- 5 pm

105.00

Early autumn is the perfect natural dye season.  This is a full day class that will take you through the entire process of prepping, mordanting, and dyeing with 3 or 4 different natural dyes with alum as the mordant. This is a small class, taught at my home studio, of no more than four people.  Plenty of individual attention. Bring your skeins already washed, tied with figure-eights in at least 6 places, and labelled with your name on a tag on every skein.  Any fabric should be prewashed and labelled with your name.  You get the best colors on wool, alpaca and superwash wool.  Likely dyes [final list to be decided later]:  goldenrod, walnut, woad or indigo, brazilwood or cochineal.   We'll do 2 pots in the morning and 2 in the afternoon.  Always a lot of fun.

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Cost:

  • Early registration:  before Aug 1, 2017 - $95
  • Register Aug 1 and later - $105

Location:  

  • Robin Edmundson's Studio is set on forty secluded acres of southern Indiana's most beautiful rural hills.  You'll be greeted by the ducks and the dog.   During our break, you can stroll the gardens, take a look at the bees, or walk along one of our creeks.   It's an ideal rugged setting for allowing your creative juices to flow.  
  • Address:  6877 E Bland Rd. Solsberry, Indiana 47459
  • Phone:  812 876 9583

Provided for your use during class:

  • Mordant bucket
  • Gloves
  • Apron
  • Natural Dyes

Please bring:

  • A positive attitude.
  • Brown bag lunch.
  • Notebook and pen/pencil for taking notes.
  • Up to 1 pound of yarn total, divided into skeins for individual dyepots  or up to 2 yards of fabric.
  • Dye clothes that can't be ruined.
  • Extra helps:  walking shoes/boots if you want to walk the property or the creek.  Water bottle.  Dress in layers in case it gets very warm in the studio.