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

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Natural Dyeing for Beginners

Saturday, October 18, 2014

9:00 - 4:30

Instructor: Jackie Ottino-Graf

Class Fee: $200.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 15

1 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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People have been creating color from nature for thousands of years, regionally from insects, minerals, mushrooms, plants bark and roots.  This hands on, informative class will go over dye history, fiber preparation, mordant selection and preparation.  We will look at what I call the humble dyes: weeds, garden plants, foraged materials, and the exotic: minerals, insects, and other plant based dyes not available locally.  We will go over extraction techniques for making your own dyes, as well as how to use commercially available premade dye extracts. 

This workshop will cover a little bit of everything, a great place to start if you are thinking about working with natural dyes. 


Materials Information

Bring rubber gloves.  

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