yarn_dyeing.jpg Horizontal TabsDescription Express your creativity through hand-painting and dyeing two skeins of superwash yarn with fiber artist Rita Petteys! Friday, October 25, 2019 Registration Fee: $110 (includes $25 materials fee) *K-12 Educators: Earn 6 State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop. This course is now full. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on a wait list. 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 home 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. 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 A materials fee of $25, included as a part of the registration fee, 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. Bring color ideas that you would like for their project, along with a pair of rubber gloves and a dust mask to wear while measuring dye powder.