July 23, 2012

Final Info For Dye Day

July 28, at the home of Carol Causey. If you need her address, contact Linnie.
10 AM till about 4 PM

The dyeing method we are using is called Rainbow Dyeing. 

Supply List: Bring these things if you have them.   
*Stainless steel pot large enough to hold 2 oz of fiber (a turkey pan is also good because the sides are shallow but the bottom is wide) 
*or enamel pot (no dings). 
*or a Slow Cooker [Of course none of these pans can then be used for food cooking again]
*Netting from Joann's @1 yard, 
*a big cooking spoon, measuring spoons and measuring cup --(especially good if it is glass with a spout), 
*a turkey baster, 
*cheap chop sticks and/or wooden skewers
*plastic gloves
*mask (a must!! You can find a simple one in a drug store or hardware store),
*apron and/or wear old clothes
* notebook and pencil
*hat and sun screen
* spinning wheel if you want to spin during down times

If you have gas stoves, dye pots, or an extra crock pot we can use for the day also let me know. Also, if you have some of your own fiber you would like to dye, bring it. 

Again, it is very important that you contact Linnie, a.s.a.p., to let her know you are coming or at least planning to come. T2T is supplying the fiber for you to use [see previous blog] and we would all be upset if there wasn't enough fiber there on Saturday for everyone to use. 

Ranch Day in the Sierra Valley
Harvey Farms Fiber Workshops
Aug. 4, 2012
a note from Anna Harvey:

"Would you please pass this information on to your guild members.  We are having a Ranch Day out in the Sierra Valley.  Spinning, weaving, dying, felting, knitting, tour to historical Basque bread oven, carriage rides, sheep shearing demo.  Take a class or just bring your wheel and sit and spin under the pine trees and enjoy the day.   For more information on the day visit our web site http://www.thebattlady.com/. We are about one and half hours north of Sacramento and one hour northwest of Reno and one and half hours from Lake Tahoe"
Thank you,
Anna Harvey
6780 Harvey Ranch Rd.
Calpine, CA  96124