24 Colors with Cochineal
Come participate in a dying adventure. We will start out with 24 skeins of yarn, which have been pre-mordanted. Students will work together for the weighing of yarns, measuring out of our post-mordants, and moving the yarns from pot to pot.
With one dye pot, two post-mordants and after-dips, our results will be 24 skeins of 24 different colors–and all from one pot of dye! This is exciting work and requires our attention to detail. Students will come home with 24 colors of yarn charted with how each acquired their color.
Students may also bring one item of their own to throw into the dye pot after our yarns have finished. Natural dyes usually have at least 2-3 exhaust baths that can be used. Wool, mohair, or silk only please.
Please bring a notebook and pen/pencil for note taking while you are working. Wear old clothes or aprons and bring kitchen-type gloves. All yarns are provided and pre-mordanting has been finished by the instructor.
This is an all day class.
Instructor: Diana Wallace
Class Fee: $110.00