Horizontal TabsDescription Express your creativity through hand-painting and dyeing two skeins of super wash yarn! Monday, July 13, 2015 Registration Fee: $70 / Supply Fee: $25 Have you ever admired the beautiful multi-colored yarns available at your local yarn shop? Each student will have the opportunity to choose a multi-color combination that they love and pair it with a semi-solid color that coordinates or contrasts. The class will also cover topics such as choosing harmonious colors, measuring dye in both liquid and powder form, how to hand-paint yarn, how to dye yarn via immersion techniques, rinsing yarn, safety, compiling materials if you want to do dyeing at home, and other topics. At the end of the workshop, students will take with them two skeins of hand-dyed, hand-painted yarn, and class handouts. This class is perfect for people who have no previous experience with dyeing, or for those who love to dye and don't have space to do it in. The yarn dyed in this class would also be perfect to use for Beginning Knitting on July 20 or Introduction to Fair Isle Knitting on July 21. Please check the supplies tab above for items covered under the supply fee and the items you should bring with you. This class is messy, so please wear old clothes and shoes. Extend your experience and sign up for both Yarn Dyeing for Beginners and Beyond and Dyeing and Painting on Silk Scarves and receive a price break on your registration. Enjoy two days of dyeing for only $175, including supplies! Faculty Rita Petteys Instructor of Visual Arts, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Monday, July 13 8:30 - 9 a.m.Registration Check-in: Mallory-Towsley Center Lobby 9 - 10:30 a.m.Class Session 1: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108Discuss the element of dyeing; yarn choice, types of dye, different dyeing techniques, safety, measuring dye and chemicals, choosing harmonious color combinations; will start mixing dye. 10:30 - 10:45 a.m.Break 10:45 a.m. - NoonClass Session 2: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108Dye first of the two skeins via immersion method: preparation of areas, measuring and weighing dye and yarn, dyeing the yarn. Noon - 1:30 p.m.* Lunch Break 1:30 - 3 p.m.Class Session 3: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108Rinse and hang out the first skeins of yarn; prep second skein of yarn. Measuring dye and chemicals for second skein; application of dye on second skein. 3 - 3:15 p.m.Break 3:15 - 5 p.m.Class Session 4: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 108Rinsing second skein of yarn and hanging out to dry. Dyeing any additional yarn that students have brought or purchased from instructor. Analysis of results via some step-throughs prepared in advance. 5 p.m.Course Conclusion * Lunch break may be shortened to one hour if the class chooses. Please note that this schedule may be subject to change. Participants will be notified of any adjustments. Supplies A $25 supply fee will be collected at the time of registration and covers the cost of two skeins of merino superwash yarn, dye, chemicals, handouts, and access to auxiliary equipment. Students should also bring with them color ideas that they would like for their project, along with a pair of rubber gloves and a dust mask to wear while measuring dye powder. Please also wear clothes and shoes that you don't mind getting dirty.