July 20, 2024
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join us for an exploration of natural dyes used in Viking textiles – vibrant greens, soft reds, lichen purples, deep golds, and rich blues – based on archeological evidence. You will learn to prepare dye baths, mordant fibers, modify colors, and identify dye plants. Students will receive eight 25-yard skeins of yarn to dye, enough for you to create a project. This introductory class will also discuss ethical harvesting, ways to modify colors, and sources for further exploration.
Instruction, yarn and dyes (value $20)
By the end of class, you will go home with about 200 yards of wool in a variety of colors, and the knowledge to dye additional fiber!
You should bring…
Bring a waterproof bag to bring your samples home. Also, some folks like to bring a notepad and something to write with.
No prior experience required.
Best for Ages…
13 and older.
Venue: Duluth Folk School Library
The Library is upstairs in the Duluth Folk School/Dovetail Cafe building.
Note: The Library is up one flight of stairs, and we do not have an elevator.