The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Madder Root Intensive, Pushing the Limits of the Dyepot

Thursday, October 16, 2014

9:00 - 4:00

Instructor: Jackie Ottino-Graf

Class Fee: $200.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 15

3 Seats Available

About Seat Availability: The availability shown above does NOT A GUARANTEE that an actual seat is available to be purchased. Each registration will be verified after your purchase and if an over sale of seats occurs you will be notified and the price of the over sold seat will be refunded in it's entirety.

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In this advanced workshop we will explore how putting a little chemistry to work in the  madder root dyepot will greatly expand our color range.  Working with 4 or 5 mordants and as many pH modifiers we will leave with over 20 distinct shades from one dye pot.   

This hands on and highly informative workshop will greatly increase your knowledge of the how and why of natural dyes. Fine to attend if you are a novice dyer, but geared toward the dyer with a bit of base knowledge.   Students will leave with yarn samples, formulas and handouts.

Please bring rubber gloves and wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty, or bring an apron.  

Instructor will provide all other materials.

Workshop Instructor

Jackie Ottino Graf has been obsessed with fiber arts since  learning  to knit in high school home ec.  She works in the yarn industry more