Saturday, June 23, 2012

Coming in the fall: Classes on Dyeing with Weld and Onion Skins

Dried weld (left) and 8mm China silk scarf dyed at approximately 100% weight of goods.

Yarn dyed with good old cooking-onion skins. Note that the yarn was already a pale yellow color, so the resulting color is a deeper gold than if the yarn had been natural.

This fall at the Weaving and Fiber Arts Center, I'll be teaching a class on dyeing with weld, an ancient dye for achieving bright yellow, and onion skins, which yield a golden color. For the upcoming schedule of classes (soon to be posted), please visit the website for the Weavers' Guild of Rochester, which sponsors the Weaving and Fiber Arts Center, at www.weaversguildofrochester.org

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