SPIN ~WEAVE ~KNIT ~DYE
Wash that Fleece !
Thursday Morning August 19th 10am-3pm with lunch break
Learn how to wash and process a raw fleece for spinning or dyeing. Carding of wool ready to spin will be taught. We will have Navajo Churro fleeces for demonstration or bring that fleece stored in your closet and we can help you process your own fleece.
A Trip to Oz
Thursday Afternoon August 19th. 3:30PM
Visit Kay's dye garden in Eagleville and learn about the cultivation of madder, Japanese indigo, weld and other sources of botanical dyes. Take home a gift dye plant, beverage/snack provided. Kay Antunez also grows veggies for the local Farmers Market, see her booth on Saturday in downtown Cedarville
Friday August 20th 10am-3pm
Kay Antunez and Bonnie Chase
Explore dyes both wild collected and cultivated in the Surprise Valley region. Learn about mordants, tools and try out techniques to make your own natural dyes. The dye menu includes local wild sunflowers, weld, Navajo Hopi sunflower, coreopsis, wolf moss and madder root.
2 Day Indigo Workshop: Three methods for Dyeing Indigo
Saturday August 21 10am -3pm with a lunch break
Spend the day with Lani Estill of Lani's Lana ~Fine Rambouillet learning how to make two different organic indigo vats. One using fructose and one using bananas. We will dye some yarn using the fructose vat and let the banana vat rest overnight for dyeing the next day. These techniques don't use smelly chemicals as a reducing agent and are preferred by many. Our afternoon will be spent preparing Lani's Lana wool fabric (1 yard )using Shibori techniques for dyeing the following day.
Sunday August 22 10am- 3pm with a lunch break
Dyeing with Fresh Japanese Indigo:Kay Antunez and Lani Estill
Unlock the secrets of dyeing with Fresh Indigo! Kay grows Japanese indigo in her Garden in Eagleville and using fresh her Japanese indigo leaves, she will show us the technique of releasing the dye agent – indigotin – onto fabric. Take home a sky-blue silk scarf. We will also dye the fabric from Lani's class on Saturday in your choice of three indigo vats. We will unwrap and rinse them to see what we have created.
You will go home with an indigo silk scarf, indigo yarn, and enough indigo wool fabric to make a pillow cover. PLUS the knowledge to do your own indigo dyeing.
We are doing things a bit different this year starting with holding this event in August. The reason being is that Indigo loves the warmer weather this time of year.
All the classes will be held outside with smaller class sizes to social distance.
There will be no indoor spinning classes, but there will be plenty of time for
an outdoor "Spinning Circle" with old and new friends helping each other.
We are offering a tour of the Oz Dye Garden with our natural dye instructor
We will have a "Knit Together" and time to share projects and ideas with fiber friends
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Knit Night Scarf available on Ravelry is knit with 1 skein of Bare Creek hand dyed Lani's Lana ~ Fine Rambouillet Yarn.
We offer hand dyed local Bare Creek Rambouillet yarn in 10 color ways. Hand dyed by Deep Creek Yarns and named after the Bare Ranch at the south end of the valley
Soft and drapey large 8 oz skeins 600 yds of Alpaca hand dyed by Deep Creek Yarns at Warner Mountain Weavers