Exploring Natural Dye Techniques

Join us for our annual experimentation day with natural dyes. This year we will be using not only natural dyes cultivated in our garden but sustainably sourced indigo, logwood that makes incredible purples and cochineal (a bug carcass!) that makes vibrant reds. Using different dye techniques, such as ombré, direct application and resists, learn how to use natural dyes to create pattern on wool skeins, sock blanks and cotton scarves.
At the end of the day you will leave with an array of wool yarn and yardage that can be used in personal projects. Participants will be provided with a wool skien, a sock blank and a large cotton scarf. Additional products are available for sale during the class.
All levels of experience welcome.

Breakfast, lunch, fruit, snacks and beverages provided throughout the day.

All materials included. Additional yarn and products available for purchase.

This is an outdoor activity that takes place under a picnic shelter. Dress for the weather and being on your feet.

Space is limited so register early!

Where: Picnic Shelter in the Lion’s Park, 308 Gypsy Lane in Blyth
When: Sunday September 18th, 10am to 5pm
Workshop Cost: $180 lunch and all materials provided

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Kathy White

Let your creativity and imagination go with experimentation! Learn how to use naturally and internationally sourced natural dyes to create incredible colour. This year we will be using sustainably sourced indigo (blues), logwood (purples) and cochineal bugs (bright reds) to create incredible colour. Using different dye techniques, including ombré, resist and direct application you will create your own unique patterns that will work up into one of a kind projects.
We will start the day with a breakfast of fruit, baked goods, coffee and tea while discussing colour theory and design. We will then start prepping our yarns in all the various ways to achieve pattern and start our initial dyeing. Lunch will be provided by Cait’s Café and offer us an opportunity to reflect on our progress. After lunch more layers of colour will be added to our samples and the day will end with some exciting reveals!

The workshop Is lead by Jennifer Triemstra-Johnston, the director of FACTS. Jennifer has been dyeing professionally for over 25 years and started working with natural dyes in 2006.

Breakfast, lunch, fruit and beverages provided throughout the day.

All materials included. Wool yarn is sourced from Steele Wool Farms, Blyth. Additional supplies and wool available for purchase.

Space is limited so register early!

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