Horizontal TabsDescription Express your creativity through hand-painting and dyeing two skeins of super wash yarn! Sunday, July 10, 2016 Registration Fee: $75 / Supply Fee: $25 *K-12 Educators: 6 SCECH clock hours may be earned by attending this workshop Register Here Have you ever admired the beautiful multi-colored yarns available at your local yarn shop? Express your creativity through hand-painting and dyeing two skeins of superwash yarn with fiber artist, Rita Petteys! 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. All skill levels are welcome. This class is messy, so please wear old clothes and shoes. Faculty Rita Petteys Instructor of Visual Arts, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Supplies Yarn Dyeing for Beginners and Beyond 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. This class is messy, so please wear old clothes and shoes that you don't mind getting dirty. You may also want to bring along an old apron. 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.