Note: this class is offered to CSW and CRF members only
Learn to use Procion dyes in creative ways to colour your yarn, fabric or rags for weaving, knitting, crochet or making into rugs. Procion dyes are used to colour cellulose fibres such as cotton, linen, hemp, nettle, fibre blends. But these dyes also work well on silk.
Julie will show many options and creative approaches to use these dyes for your projects. Participants will learn dyeing methods that can be applied safely at home. This is a learning and sampling workshop but there will be an opportunity to dye a few small skeins of yarn or some cloth.
Many people will already be familiar with Julie Ryder’s work from her exhibitions at the National Botanic Gardens and CraftACT. She is an established Canberra printed textile artist. This will be a great opportunity to benefit from her thorough knowledge of dyes!
DATE: 29 August
TIMES: 9.30am till 4.00pm (includes 30 min lunch)
TUITION: $120 includes materials
Coffee and tea supplied.
Small samples of different types of cellulose fibre yarns: cotton/hemp/linen/rayon/silk/bamboo
A few small skeins, pre-washed (max 50g each)
Cloth samples, only cellulose fibres: cotton/linen/rayon/silk/bamboo (max 1x1m each, can be a thin cotton/silk scarf, pre-washed)
Cloth needs to be pre-used/washed mostly white/cream/pale Painting brushes
Spray bottle, if you have one
Hair dryer if you have one
A few plastic buckets
Ice cream containers/take away containers for weighing/mixing dyes
Apron, gloves, dust mask
Note book, reading glasses if needed