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The Kangaroo Dyer's Thoughts on Color

In this two-day workshop, students will go back in time, to when we had no language of color. Students will start there, as a place to rethink color.   
Using watercolor paper and pencils, we will get to the root of color using the primaries as our base and then go on to using primary colors in dyes. Participants will leave the class with at least 36 little skeins of dyed yarns, with the recipes for repeating the dyeing process on their own. We will follow techniques outlined in the book Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece. Participants will also dye their own Color Grid© 

Skill Level: All
Instructor: Gail Callahan
Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, 6/24, 6/25; 2014
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Materials Required:

  • 36 small bundles of any animal fiber(s) of your choice. The bundle needs to fit into a 1-cup container. Tie it so it stays neat. Your bundle may be roving, as long as it is an animal fiber.
  • 3 quart-size containers 
  • Bucket or dishpan for soaking fiber
  • 36 short squat cups (clear is preferred) for mixing dye colors
  • 36 pint-size Ziploc® bags
  • Roll of heavy-duty aluminum foil
  • Measuring spoons
  • Stirring tools: chop sticks, sticks, plastic spoons
  • 2 rolls of paper towels 
  • 1 Tyvek® envelope
  • Permanent marker
  • Pencil or pen and paper
  • Quart of white vinegar
  • Scissors
  • Required text: The Color Grid® and Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece by Gail Callahan

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