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

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Moody Blues - SOLD OUT

Friday, October 17, 2014

9:00 - 4:00

Instructor: Jane Woodhouse

Class Fee: $175.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 21

0 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.



One day intensive dye workshop using natural dye extracts.  We will begin with a short discussion of dye theory as it applies to both chemical and natural dyes.  Dye extracts will be mixed in a 1% equivalent stock solution for mixing colors  For this class we will be using a wide variety of dyestuffs along with indigo  to produce a palette of complex blues, greens, purples and turquoise/teals.  Indigo is the primary basis for this class that will use 2 natural vats.   Our color range, while limited to one particular section of the color wheel, will explore both bright and intense as well as subtle and muted hues.  We will layer 2 and 3 colors to build a formula base and develop skill working with indigo. 

Please note, these extracts have been developed for the commercial dye market and while relatively non-toxic are very colorfast.  Each student will receive a comprehensive dye notebook with workshop instructions as well as notes for working on your own to dye yarns.   Included in the notebook will be a set of dye samples produced in class.

Materials provided:  
Yarn Class notebook with instructional materials, Measuring equipment, liter pitchers, syringes, graduated cylinders Dyes and mordants, Dye pots, Scales, and Buckets

Homework:  Please email teacher ahead of class, to answer following question: Have you taken my class- The Art and Science of Natural Dyes?

Materials Information

Bring to Class:  5 Mason Jars- Quart size- wide mouth, Rubber Gloves, Scissors, Sharpie Marker, Masking tape, 2 gallons of distilled water  

Workshop Instructor

Jane has spent the last 36 years working as a production weaver. In 1991 she earned an MFA from San Francisco State University with a more