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Dyeing to Spin

The nice thing about fiber arts is there is no correct chronological order that dictates one step needing to precede another. There is no rule to say you must begin with a natural colored fleece, s…

Solar Dyeing

Harness the power of the sun, and put it to work for you! Breaking free of our traditional applications of pigment to fabric students will be introduced to photosensitive dyes painted on fabric. St…

Marbling Fabric

Like the graining within the interior of a tree, marbled fabrics have the appeal that no two pieces will ever be the same. This course will introduce students into the spontaneity of putting pigmen…

Synthetic Dyeing

If you have never tried to dye your own yarn but are intrigued by the idea of creating your own unique skeins, here is the workshop for you. We will explain the basics of home dyeing. Although you …

Ice Dyeing

Forget the rubber bands, the 60’s tie-dye we all love has a new look. This course will introduce students into the wild and wonderful world of ice dyeing. Using an extreme cold water or ice proce…

Dyeing Gradient Yarns

We all have had that “ah ha” moment as we stand in front of a display of gradient yarns which provide us with many yards of one color that gradually shift into another creating this exciting an…

Intro to Shibori Dyeing

Fold it, bind it, stitch it however you see fit, learn the ancient art of Shibori dying. In this course students will be introduce to the history of Shibori, a Japanese tie-dyeing technique used to…

Natural Dyeing

If you have never tried dyeing yarn with natural dye stuffs, here is y our opportunity to see just how much fun it can be. Students will learn how to use different mordants with the dyes to add bri…

Painted Warps for the Rigid Heddle

Expand your knowledge base for using plain weave on the rigid heddle loom in a new and painterly application! In this class you will paint a pre-wound warp and then weave it into a one-of-a kind sc…

Silk Painted Scarves

I am sure you have seen and admired those scarves that have that ever changing mix of colors. The technique gives them an impressionistic and moody ground that can be woven with a favorite fancy …

Eco Printing on Cloth & Paper

Explore the hidden shapes and colors that can be extracted from plants through the process of eco printing. This contemporary form of natural dyeing will make you look at your yard and garden in an…

Silk Painting

Silk painting is the art of applying resist known as gutta and then painting a dye onto the material. The resist is removed when the painting is complete and the design is revealed. This techniqu…