Wool Dyeing Techniques


Learn how to use eco-friendly dyes to create unique multiple color effects, using several different techniques. We will be dyeing wool yarn or roving (students can choose). If you are not already a spinner, you can do the first three classes or you can also arrange for some private spinning classes so that you’ll be ready for the fourth class!

This 4 part class will be held Monday and Wednesday Evenings, September 4th, 6th, 11th and 13th, 5:30-8:30pm at Calypso Farm.

Cost: $120 members, $180 non-members

Materials: $60

The course will cover the following:

Intro to Acid Dyes and Kettle Dyeing: Become familiar with Acids Dyes and how they work, and Kettle Dyeing, which results in beautiful, colorful, random, variegated fiber.

Intro to Color Work (Using the Color Wheel) and Hand Painting: Learn the basics of using a color wheel as a tool to help decide on a color pallet. Students will also learn how to hand paint yarn or roving.

Creating a “Colorway”: Play with colors and create a personal “colorway” using any of the dyeing techniques used in previous classes.

Spinning in Color: Experiment with different spinning techniques and how the spinning impacts the end result color of the yarn and finished product.

REGISTER ONLINE at www.calypsofarm.org/event/wool-dyeing-techiniques/ OR call the farm at 907-451-0691.

Wool Dyeing Techniques
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  • Calypso Farm and Ecology Center
  • $150 members; $180 non-members
  • Recurring weekly on Monday, Wednesday