Dyers’ Study Group meeting

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Date(s) - 09/30/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spokane Handweavers' Guild Hall


Natural Dyeing

September 30 at 10 a.m. is natural dyeing day at the Guild Hall!  
Here’s the plan:
  • Everyone’s who’s interested in natural dyeing should choose a dye source to focus on in preparation for this session.
  • Keep in mind that not all natural dyes are colorfast — as you research, focus on those that are.
  • Once you’ve chosen your dye source, gather enough of the source materials to dye at least a pound of yarn.  This will vary.
  • Here are some of the materials we discussed that are easily accessible around here:  avocado skins and seeds, onion skins, black walnuts, Oregon grapes.
  • Prep your dyeing source material so it’s ready to dye on September 30.
  • Bring everything you need to set up a dyeing station — as usual, if you don’t have everything you need (i.e. gas burners, etc.), reach out and someone will have it and bring it.  You can also ask folks to bring various materials if they plan to use your vat.

Linda H has a variety of materials from Betty Hyde as well as concentrated Oregon grape.
There are tons of books on natural dyeing, many are at the Guild.
Stay tuned for more information, but get started with your research now!

If you would like to join this group, please contact Linda at lindakarenstone@gmail.com

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