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Tractor Mac! will visit us with his be red tractor reading from his books to the kids. Also herding down from the Great White North is the CORPUS theater troupe to inspire our imaginations as sheep. Don’t forget, the official website is www.sheepandwool.com.
Thursday, October 13 • 9:00am - 4:00pm
Naturally Dyeing Silk LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

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. We will dye in a gradated series using 4-5 dye extracts and a natural ferment indigo vat to create a pallet of colors.   

Students will produce approximately 150 color samples using an alum mordant on several silk yarns to include bombyx, tussah and raw fiber contents.   

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.

Experience: All levels.  This is not a difficult class for beginners.

Note this class will be in a heated tent and your hands will be in and out of water.

Jane can be contacted by emailing jane@brigidsfarm.com

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Jane Woodhouse

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 concentration in textiles. She currently lives in Peacham, Vermont on Brigid's Farm which is home to a small flock of Border Leicester X sheep, natural... Read More →

Thursday October 13, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm
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