Horizontal TabsDescription In this workshop, we will dye fiber using a variety of techniques that will enable spinners to express their deep love of their favorite colors while learning new techniques to help finesse their results. Saturday, April 22, 2017 Registration Fee: $110 (includes $25 materials fee) *K-12 Educators: Earn 6 State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop. Register Here All spinners love color and develop a deeply personal relationship with their favorite hues over time. In this workshop, we will be dyeing fiber using a variety of techniques that will enable spinners to express their deep love of their favorite colors while learning new techniques to help finesse their results. The focus will be on measuring materials and dye, and learning the tricks to getting soft, fluffy, immediately-spinnable fibers. We’ll talk about color theory and color choices, how to use the inherent properties of the fiber and dye for the results you seek, and how to achieve repeatable results. When we start dyeing, there will be several examples of the techniques and demonstrations on how to achieve those results. There will be plenty of time to dye at least the three pieces of fiber included in the class. Feel free to bring your own combed top or roving to the class to dye as well. There will be additional materials available to purchase for additional fibery fun! Students will take away at least three 4-ounce pieces of fluffy, colorful fiber, a bibliography of fiber-related books and websites, resources for ordering dyes, fiber, and chemicals, and an electronic copy of the handout for class. Faculty Rita Petteys Instructor of Visual Arts, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Supplies A materials fee of $25, included as a part of the registration fee, covers bibliography of fiber-related books and websites, resources for ordering dyes, fiber, and chemicals, an electronic copy of the handout, up to three 4-ounce sections of fiber, as well as dyes and chemicals. Students will also be able to purchase additional fiber directly from the instructor or may choose to bring their own combed top or roving to dye in class. This class is messy, so please plan to bring and wear an old apron (or please wear old clothes and shoes that you don't mind getting dirty). Students should also bring rubber gloves for hand protection, and a dust mask to wear while measuring dye powder.