25 Shades from One Dye Bath with Julia Billings
Date:
30 September, 2019
Cost:
£90.00
Time:
10.00 - 17.00
Location:
Shetland Museum and Archives, Lerwick
Materials:
Included
Tutor:
Julia Billings
Transport:
Not included

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Learn the essentials of preparing and working with a natural dyebath and how to use mordants and modifiers before and after dyeing to achieve a range of shades from the same dyebath.
Working with an old and exotic dyestuff we’ll cover the key aspects of dyeing yarn with plants; fibre preparation and mordanting, sourcing dyestuffs, preparing and using the dyebath and safety. We’ll also discuss over-dyeing to create complex colours, record-keeping and other tips and explore the surrounding area for local dye plants.
Participants will take away comprehensive notes and a sample card of yarns dyed in class.

Materials: All materials will be provided but please wear dark clothes (or an apron) and closed shoes that can handle a splash of dye.