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Hand Painted Yarn and Roving: Indie Dyer Techniques

  • March 04, 2019
  • March 11, 2019
  • 2 sessions
  • March 04, 2019, 5:30 PM 7:30 PM
  • March 11, 2019, 5:30 PM 7:30 PM
  • TWIL @ Manitou Art Center 513 Manitou Ave Manitou Springs, CO 80829
  • 6


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Love all the unique hand dyed yarns and colorful rovings you see at yarn shops and online? In this class, you will learn how to create your own, using professional acid dyes and the popular hand-painting technique- essentially the same for both yarn and roving! Over the course of this class, we will explore several different techniques to create variegated, tonal, speckled, and other effects in your yarn or fiber. Come roll up your sleeves, play with color, and leave with several examples of your very own hand-dyed yarns and fiber!

Student supply list:

Up to 4 hanks of undyed protein (animal) fiber yarn and/or lengths of fiber (often called "roving", or more correctly, "top"). Blends are ok, but synthetics or plant fibers should total LESS than 25%.  A limited amount of yarn and roving will be available for purchase in class from the instructor. A good selection of undyed yarns and fiber is available at Knitpicks.com (search their "bare" collection). Any weight, style, or ply count for yarn is fine.

4, 8oz. or larger jars with tight-fitting lids to store your dyestocks (recycled jars are wonderful)

Face mask for particulates, disposable is fine

Class Level:Fascination – These classes will introduce you to a new skill, concept or technique and are open to all levels. The student may, however, be required to have a basic skill or have taken a certification class. For example, for a flat-pattern drafting class one need not know anything about flat-pattern drafting but should have a basic understanding of the sewing machine. Any prerequisites will be listed in the class description.

Member Price: $75

Non-Member price: $85

Instructor: Amy Kloster

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