June 15, 2013, noon-5 p.m.
Dyeing animal and protein fibers: acid dyes (afternoon): Explore the use of acid dyes to turn your stash of ‘boring’ protein yarns and fibers into designer yarns and fibers that you won’t be able to wait to knit, weave or spin up. You will learn how to put several colors onto a skein to make variegated yarns as well as learn to do immersion [single color] dyeing. We will dye with acid dyes [very safe and mild!] on wool, mohair, alpaca, soy silk, or silk fibers. Students may bring white or natural yarns or bring colored yarns to overdye. Overdying is a wonderful way to put pizzazz in a project. Instructor will provide handout, dye, citric acid, bucket, pH paper, neoprene gloves for handling hot fibers, rags.
Bring with you: gloves for when you are dyeing, apron or dye clothes and shoes, yarn in skeins, roving, fleece in mesh bag, pre-wound warps, and something to carry home your wet yarn.
Instructor, Robin Edmundson, is an award winning fiber artist specializing in color. She has extensive experience teaching and lecturing on spinning, weaving, dyeing, color theory and creativity. She was a recipient of an Indiana Artist Grant by the Indiana Arts Commission and her work has been featured in many fiber arts exhibitions and fine art/craft shows. She lives in Greene County, Indiana where she homeschools her children, gardens and uses all kinds of dyes. Visit her website at www.robinjedmunson.com.
Cost is $65 per person. Take both Color Basics and Harmonies morning workshop and Dyeing with Protein Fibers afternoon workshop and pay $100 for both classes. Housing is available so please inquire if interested.
Registration deadline is June 7. To register or for more information, contact Robyn Morton 812-535-2932 or firstname.lastname@example.org.