The use of dyed linen among weavers has been hampered by the limited range of commercially available colors. Furthermore, most weavers have shied away from dying linen themselves, due to the fiber's reputation for difficulty and unreliability. Indeed, most weavers assume that it requires a great deal of skill to dye linen, particularly linen that is colorfast.
As this workshop will demonstrate, nothing could be further from the truth! Linen is easy to dye in a wide range of colors, and colorfastness can be assured. Participants will be shown simple, step-by-step methods for dyeing linen in a range of colorfast hues, and will be given recipes and instructions for colors that range from the palest green to vibrant saffron and the deepest plum and eggplant shades. At the end of this workshop participants will leave with their imaginations fired by the beautiful linen colors that can be produced, and with the confidence to try it on their own.
Skill Level: Beginner
Instructor: Scott Norris
Date & Time: Saturday, 4/28 10:30am - 1:30pm
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