Natural Dyeing for Beginners
Instructor: Jackie Ottino Graf. Meets on: Saturday July 8th, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
It's natural dyeing season! Have you been curious about working with natural dyes, or have you been experimenting some and want to learn more? Jump right into this intensive, hands on natural dyeing class with Jackie Ottino Graf. The class will cover dye history, fiber preparation, mordant selection, and the making of dyes from natural materials looking at both 'humble' dyes made from garden plants,weeds, and foraged materials as well as 'exotic' dyes such as minerals, insects and other sources not locally available. Jackie will also cover how to use commercially available pre-made dye extracts. This dyeing workshop will cover a little bit of everything: a great start for your working with natural dyes.
Jackie Ottino Graf has been obsessed with fiber arts since learning to knit in high school home ec. She is fascinated by the chemistry of natural dyes and loves finding new ways to ooze color out of nature. She is also a terrible yarn snob and hoarder of all things wool. In her spare time she raises 3 kids and slings handspun yarn under the moniker Dyemama.
Instructor: Jackie Ottino Graf
Meets on: Saturday July 8th, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm