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Wool Dyeing Workshop with Nettle At the Mahone Bay Centre Saturday October 31, from 10 - 3:30 (approx.) Presenter Evelyn Allen
Price for Class $100.00 + gst
This will be a fun day learning the art of dyeing natural fibres with plants. Evelyn is a fibre artist with decades of experience in this field. She will show you a dyeing method that you can use with most plants, flowers and lichens. You will go home with one plant dyed skein that you dyed yourself! We will cover topics including equipment, various fibres, mordants, dyeing methods, techniques and sustainable collecting of materials. Due to Covid, we will social distance and please remember to wear a mask! The Centre provides a very large working area and we are limited to 7 participants maximum.
All materials will be provided for this workshop
Wear old clothes or bring an apron
Bring rubber gloves if you are sensitive to certain materials. The nettles won't pose a problem, as they will have been frozen - there won't be any sting left - and we don't have to touch them!
Bring a lunch
Bring any project you have dyed - there's down time and it's fun to talk about what everyone's been working on
Bring knitting, or something to work on while pots are heating up
Some may want to take notes, although a hand-out with instructions and a few resources, etc, will be provided.