Color Play.jpeg Horizontal TabsDescription Learn how to dye multi-colored skeins of yarn to then weave into a unique scarf with your choice of Ikat-like stripes or color blocks! Wednesday, May 29, 2019 to Friday, May 31, 2019 Registration Fee: $275 / $250 if registering before April 1 (includes $40 materials fee) *K-12 Educators: Earn 14 State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop. Register Here Have you been captivated by a gorgeous indie-dyed skein of multi-colored yarn, but felt uncertain about how it would look in a finished woven piece? In this 3-day class you will learn how to control where the color falls to create a one of a kind scarf that has Ikat-like stripes or color blocks - your choice! On Day 1 fiber artist Rita Petteys will teach you how to create beautiful skeins of yarn - one a multi, one solid - dyeing the pattern you want in your choice of colors. The following morning, weaver and textile artist Nancy McRay will work with you to warp the Rigid Heddle looms, to produce your desired color effects. Weaving begins that afternoon and finishes on Day 3. The course concludes with show and tell and a discussion of other ways to apply the newly learned techniques. Beginners are absolutely welcome. No weaving or dying experience necessary. Students with prior experience will learn a few new tricks. Rita and Nancy will bring all supplies, included in the cost of the class. Faculty Nancy McRay Instructor of Visual Arts, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Rita Petteys Instructor of Visual Arts, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Supplies The materials fee of $40, included in your registration fee, covers the following supplies: two skeins of merino superwash yarn all dyes and chemicals used in class and access to auxiliary equipment informational handouts and bibliography of resources Students please bring: Rigid Heddle Loom* with a 10 dent reed/heddle (see notes below - loaners looms available); warping tools that come with loom (warping peg, dowels, heddle hook, etc.); and a pick up stick 2 brown paper grocery bags Measuring tape Color ideas! The first day of class is messy, so please wear old clothes and shoes that you don't mind getting dirty. You may also want to bring an old apron. *Notes about the Rigid Heddle Loom: The instructor prefers to teach using the Schacht rigid heddle loom as seen at: http://schachtspindle.com/item/flip-folding-rigid-heddle-loom/ Preferably, a 15" or 20" loom is best. However, if you own a different brand/type of rigid heddle loom, the instructor will be happy to work with you. If you are seeking to purchase a Schacht rigid heddle loom, a list of dealers may be found at: http://schachtspindle.com/find-a-dealer/ The looms come with many of the items you will need, however, a dealer may be able to assist you with additional accessories. If you are not yet ready to purchase a loom for yourself, rigid heddle looms are available on loan during class to students. Looms may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reserve your loom at least two weeks in advance of the workshop.