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The Kangaroo Dyer’s Thoughts on Color

Without an understanding of what constitutes color and how colors relate to each other, choosing colors in any medium is chancy. This class will help you understand the 3 primary colors, beginning with simple exercises in mixing colors and moving on to using food coloring on fiber. Students will leave the class with color samples, their recipes, and their own unique color book, plus the confidence to choose color thoughtfully for any craft.

Skill Level: All
Instructor: Gail Callahan
Date: Friday, 3/14/14
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Materials Required: 

  • The Color Grid®  
  • 2 rolls paper towels    
  • Spoon for stirring    
  • 36 8 oz clear cups    
  • #2 pencil    
  • Scissors  
  • Small ruler 
  • Colored pencils, water soluble preferred  
  • Watercolor paper (optional)   
  • McCormick® food coloring in red, yellow, and blue  
  • Roll of plastic wrap  
  • Make 36 small, 3-yard bundles of any animal fiber (s) of your choice, and bring to class. They should fit into a 1 cup container and should be tied to stay neat. Your bundle can consist of roving; yarn or cloth, just makes certain it is animal (protein) fiber. Valley Yarns Northampton yarn is a good yarn for this exercise. 2 Skeins will be plenty.
$50.00 each
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