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Natural Dyeing Workshops – Cool Colors

May 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Natural Dyeing Cool Colors


Explore cool shades of naturally dyed yarns during a day full of interesting discussion and hands-on experiences. The workshop will be co-hosted by Brooke Sinnes of Sincere Sheep yarns and Kira Dulaney of Kira K Designs, and held at the backyard dye studio of Sincere Sheep in Napa, CA. We will dye fourteen one-ounce skeins of yarn in blue, green, and purple using natural dye extracts, dried dyestuffs, and plants that we will gather. Participants will also have the opportunity to purchase additional pre-mordanted yarn to dye.


We have two different curricula for cool colors, both of which provide a range of blues, purples, and greens. In Cool Colors #1, we will overdye pre-indigo-dyed skeins with cochineal, weld, and marigold, and also dye white skeins with logwood and a combination of fustic and logwood. In Cool Colors #2, we will overdye pre-indigo-dyed skeins with madder, fustic, and gardenia seed pods, and also dye white skeins with a combination of weld and logwood purple, and a combination of quebracho red and logwood purple. Students also receive skeins pre-dyed with indigo in both classes.


We will meet from 10-4, with an hour break for lunch. All workshop materials will be provided, but attendees are responsible for their own meals and lodging. After the workshop is over, we will have an optional field trip to Yarns on First, Napa’s local yarn store, with a 10% discount for our group.




May 25, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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