Two Days of Dyeing with the Kangaroo Dyer* -  ()

Two Days of Dyeing with the Kangaroo Dyer*


*This class fulfills the Color Theory Requirement for WEKP.

In this two-day workshop, students will use the 3 primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) to make a color progression of 36 samples. This exercise will provide a deep understanding of how to mix complex colors. Each sample will be recorded on paper with the accompanying recipe so the colors can be re-created after the class. Before we get into the dye pots, we'll tour the warehouse and discuss the different types of fiber and their potential for use in color theory. Yarns will be selected and dyed to show how each fiber takes the color differently. On the second afternoon when color progressions are completed, Gail will demonstrate different dyeing techniques. Students will select a technique and dye their own skein. Bring in any yarns from home that might be candidates for dyeing; and Gail will also guide students in purchasing yarns to dye for specific projects. There is a materials fee of $10, payable to the instructor, for this class. Required Text: The Color Grid, by Gail Callahan (15% discount)

Skill Level: Beginner
Instructor: Gail Callahan
Date: Saturday and Sunday, 3/21, 3/22
Time: 10:00am–3:00pm
Materials Required:

  • Please note: There is a materials fee of $10, payable to the instructor for this class.
  • The Color Grid (required text, 15% discount)
  • 36 bundles of 100% animal fiber (see website for video on how to make the bundles). Suggested weight: worsted, maximum 10 yards in length for each sample
  • 36 clear plastic cups at least 8 oz
  • 3 one-quart containers to use for transporting dyes. Yogurt containers work well.
  • One roll paper towels
  • Painters tape for marking your skeins
  • Bucket, at least 1-gallon capacity
  • 1 box Hefty sandwich bags, 35-count, with slider to close
  • Apron and gloves optional
  • Scissors
  • Note-taking materials
  • Recommended text: Hand Dyeing Yarns and Fleece by Gail Callahan


  1. Make 36 bundles of 100% animal fiber. Click here for a photo tutorial on how to make the bundles or click here for a short video showing how to make the bundles

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