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June 21-23, 2013 at the Lake County Fairgrounds, Grayslake, IL
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Bead Weaving Beading Color Work
Crochet Design Dyeing
Dyeing: Natural Fabric Painting Fascinator Hats
Felting : Wet Felting Handspinning Jewelry
Knitting Kumihimo Lace
Needle Felting Polymer Clay Spinning
Surface Design Technique Weaving
Weaving: Continuous Strand Weaving: Continuous Warp Weaving: Tablet Weaving

Dyeing: Natural

Class ID: 1183 - Leaves, Roots, Bugs, and More! A Natural Dye Workshop

Teacher: Stefania Isaacson
Class Level: All Levels
Class Type: All Day
Class Date: Saturday August 2nd
Class Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Class Location: 4

Spend a day with natural dyes, and learn a new avenue into color possibilities from ancient traditions. This class will cover some of the long history of natural dyes, the color possibilities they offer, mordanting techniques, the dyeing process, and some color theory. We will use readily available dyes like indigo, cochineal, osage, logwood, fustic, and madder, as well as talk about the process for extracting dyes from common "weeds" like Queen Anne's Lace and Goldenrod. The possibilities of dyeing "naturally" are endless, and the colors never fail to produce oohs and aahs!

Students Will Learn: about each of the dyes and what colors to expect. Also, the mordanting process and the dye process, along with the special techniques of running an indigo vat will become second nature. Students will go home with dyeing instructions, many samples, and information on each of the dyes used and source lists on where to get them. Also, the indigo vat and the indigo stock solution go home with students after the class is done.

Class Prerequisites(Students should know): No experience required.

Materials Fee: $30.00
   *Material fees are separate from class fees and paid to the instructor the day of the class.

Materials Fee Includes: all dyes, 18 yarn samples for each student.the indigo vat, and the indigo stock solution.

Students Should Bring: apron, rubber gloves, 2 old towels, paper towels, calculator, baggies, pen and paper

Teacher Will Supply: all pots, stoves, measuring cups and spoons, scale, thermometers, and buckets.

Minimum Age: 12
Maximum Class Size: 5
Class Fee: $140.00