Fiber Dyeing for Spinners 2019 with Rita Petteys

Date:
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Mallory-Towsley Center, Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Hwy M-137
Interlochen, MI 49643
United States

All spinners love color and develop a deeply personal relationship with their favorite hues over time. In this workshop, we will be dyeing fiber using a variety of techniques that will enable spinners to express their deep love of their favorite colors while learning new techniques to help finesse their results. The focus will be on measuring materials and dye, and learning the tricks to getting soft, fluffy, immediately-spinnable fibers. We’ll talk about color theory and color choices, how to use the inherent properties of the fiber and dye for the results you seek, and how to achieve repeatable results. When we start dyeing, there will be several examples of the techniques and demonstrations on how to achieve those results.

There will be plenty of time to dye at least the three pieces of fiber included in the class. Feel free to bring your own combed top or roving to the class to dye as well. There will be additional materials available to purchase for additional fibery fun! Students will take away at least three 4-ounce pieces of fluffy, colorful fiber, a bibliography of fiber-related books and websites, resources for ordering dyes, fiber, and chemicals, and an electronic copy of the handout for class.


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