Just wanted to send out a reminder that there will be a hands on 2
Day Period and Natural Dye Workshop at this weekends MKAOD in
Ravenslake (see website at http://www.ravenslake.org/MKAOD.html
Come learn about historic period dyes, mordants, and techniques. The
workshop will include at least 3 natural period dyes. Guaranteed dye
items will include weld (yellow), woad (blue), madder root (red), and
3 different period types of mordants. Workshop will run both Saturday
and Sunday from 10-1. All supplies and handouts will be included in
class fee and participants will leave with dyed fabric swatches and
hanks of yarn.
Limit of 10 people and pre-registration is encouraged. $15 per person
for the entire workshop. Minimum of 3 people are needed to run the
class. Participants can bring additional skeins or yardage to dye
(cost dependent on material and dyes)
Saturday 10am - 11am Tea and Talk Discuss period dyes, mordants, and
colors over tea and breakfast
Saturday 11am – 12 Noon Preparing the Material (Hands On) Learn how
to clean, comb, and process the fabric and fibers for the most
Saturday 12Noon – 1pm Mordants, Mordants, Mordants (Hands On)
Experience the three historically available mordants as well as
preparing the next day’s dyes.
Sunday 10am - 11am Dye Prep Finish prepping any remaining dyes, and
learn about dye proportions.
Sunday 11am – 12:30pm Dye Time Learn about water movement, even
dyeing, and different types of dye process (hot vs cold)
Sunday 12:30pm – 1pm Open Dye Pots and Clean Up Any remaining
processed dye is open for participants to play with. Other dyes also
available for dye cost.
Information and other classes can be found here:
For questions or to pre-register feel free to email me at verena@...
Lady Verena Entenwirth
Midlands Regional A&S Champion