This class teaches the basics of dyeing with traditional raw, natural dyestuffs from ancient times, including madder roots, cochineal, walnut and osage sawdust. Students will also receive a handout with information about common local dye plants plus recipes and procedures for naturally dyeing at home. All yarn will be provided and students will leave class with enough naturally dyed yarn for a small project.
Skill Level: Beginner. No experience necessary. Students should be able to bend, twist, lift, walk and carry heavy buckets of water, dye pots and wet yarns.
Supplies Needed: Students wishing to take home some of the natural dye are encouraged to bring a glass, gallon-size jar with a tight-fitting lid or a large-mouth bottle. All other supplies will be provided.
Cost: $110 (no refunds available for this class)
Location: Jubilee Farm, Carnation, WA
Date: Saturday, August 23, 10am to 4pm
Register: Call or stop by the shop to register at 425-333-4066