1 day class
Peggy Doney has been fascinated with color since her first box of crayons. After 20 years of homeschooling, she wondered what to do with all of the left-over chemistry equipment. The answer came after taking a spinning class. Now she enjoys spinning, knitting, silk fusions and dyeing.
For many years, she has been discovering dye colors using triad, gradient, and monochromatic studies. Peggy’s special interest is making accurate recipes that are starting points for matching colors in nature. She loves sharing her passion for fiber and color with others, from her annual fiber arts gathering in her back yard to teaching workshops for guilds, craft schools such as Homestead Fiber Crafts and festivals like the Taos Wool Festival.
We’ve all drooled over gradient yarns, fiber and items made from their gorgeous colors. Join us as we explore, hands-on, a method for building a 36 color gradient from two base colors. After covering some basic safety, equipment, and dye stock mixing, you will measure out the solutions using the formulas provided. With 36 new recipes, teams of students will paint and/or immersion dye yarn. Everyone will leave with their own recipe book with 36 sample swatches, notes, your freshly dyed skein and a link to a helpful spreadsheet.
The materials fee for this class is $25 and will be collected at the class.
Instructor will supply: Dyes, notebook with notes, yarn samples, sample cards with recipes
Students will bring: Old clothes and comfortable shoes (not sandals), apron, goggles (optional), pen or pencil.
This class is from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
All our classes close 24 hours before the class date with the exception of classes that start on Monday, which will close the Friday before. If there’s a class that closed early that you’d like to attend, please call us at 254-754-9620 to check for availability.