July 29 & 30
Natural Dye Intensive with Jane Woodhouse
We will dye in a gradated series using six dye extracts and a natural ferment indigo vat to create a palette of colors. Students will produce approximately 200 color samples using an alum mordant on wool or a wool/mohair blend yarn. Each student will receive a comprehensive dye notebook with workshop instructions as well as notes for working on your own to dye yarns. Included in the notebook will be a set of dye samples produced in class.
Instructor: Jane Woodhouse
Jane has spent the last 32 years working as a production weaver. In 1991 she earned an MFA from San Francisco State University with a concentration in textiles. She currently lives in Peacham, VT on Brigid's Farm that is home to a herd of natural colored angora goats and dairy goats. Her mail order business and on-farm studio specialize in natural dyes. She teaches regularly in her studio. In addition she has taught workshops at Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival, NY Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck and for guilds and groups around the country. Jane's other interests include spinning and knitting, ethnic textiles, and surface design techniques on hand woven fabrics. Her article Making Stock Solutions from Natural Dyes appeared in the Spring 2014 Color issue of Spin-Off Magazine.
Cost: $235 includes supplies and lunch each day
Register: contact Hope via email
Class size: 20 students
Location: Hope's Favorite Things in Bangor, PA