July 9, 2012

Next Meeting: July 28, 2012

July Dye Day - Saturday, July 28 at 10 am
Carol C.'s backyard

Our July Dye Day will be on a Saturday, as usual, so that we can spend the whole day on dye projects. This year the Guild has purchased a wool fleece and a mohair fleece, which have already been washed and are awaiting some color.

We will be experimenting with dyes, still in the powder form, with several colors sparingly sprinkled onto the wet wool to create a multi-hued effect. While generally wise to limit color choices to three, you are free to do whatever you want. Since the wool needs to stay on the heat for about 20 minutes, and then sit in the pot and cool, if you have a dye pot or two of your own, bring it to use. Stainless steel, ceramic or enameled pots work best since they are non-reactive. 

The fiber and the dyes are being provided, but again, if you have some of your own, you can bring it with you. Bring a lunch and something to work on in-between times, if you like. The weather will probably be warm and we will try to provide lots of shade. Dress accordingly!