Monday, November 06, 2006

WOW! The fiber classes this past weekend were AWESOME! We had SUCH a good time. This pictures shows what John dyed during the Sunday "Dyeing with Jacquard Acid Dyes" class. It was a day-long class (10-4), and I can't believe how much we learned during this one day. Abi, from High Prairie Fibers, was our patient, generous teacher. We learned how to use acid dyes to dye yarn, roving, batts, fleece (locks) and wool fabric, and used a different technique to dye EACH ONE. It was amazing. We had several spinners, an experienced needlefelter, and several fiber producers there, so there was a wide range of interests and experiences among the students. Visit Maggie's blog to see what she dyed!


Tina Sams said...

Pretty psychedelic stuff there! It looks fabulous. So... when are you going to start filming these classes? :-)

girlwithasword said...

I think it would be slightly scary to do'd see a bunch of crazed people throwing around dye. I was even accused of "pollock"-ing at one point, just slashing the dye on at random. Hey why not? the name of experimentation, right?? :)