WORKSHOPS: Thurs., Oct. 17 - Sun., Oct. 20, 2024



Workshop Info

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023
Time:1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Instructor:Jackie Ottino
Handpainting Yarn with Natural Dye Extracts - SOLD OUT

Many natural dyes are available in powdered or liquid extract forms. These concentrated dyes are easy to access, mix and dye with, making them an excellent choice for multicolored dyeing. We will explore some of the greatest hits: Indigo, Cochineal, Weld, Logwood and some others, and discover the best ways to create a dyestock for handpainting wool yarn. We will then use our dyestocks for create a one of a kind dye job on superwash sock yarn.

Prerequisite:  None

Skill Level Required:  All levels welcome

Homework:  None

Questions about the workshop?  Email

Note: Images are a representation of the workshop project. 

This workshop is held in a heated tent.  Your hands will be in and out of water throughout the session.


Materials Info

A material fee of $50 will be collected by the instructor via Venmo or cash.  It includes 2 skeins (800+ yards) of professionally prepared superwash merino yarn, all dyes and dye equipment, and detailed handout

Students must bring:  several pairs of latex/rubber gloves, apron, shallow basin such as a dishpan or aluminum roasting pan, ziplock bags to bring yarn home, and mask (optional).

We also suggest bringing a battery operated light should you need additional lighting.

NOTE:  There is no onsite ATM on Thursday and Friday. 


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Workshop Fee $75.00


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Other Workshops Available By Jackie Ottino
Workshop Name Category Date Time Fee  
HANDPAINTING TOP WITH NATURAL DYE EXTRACTS Dyeing 10/18/2024 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 85.00 MORE INFO
HANDPAINTING YARN WITH NATURAL DYE EXTRACTS Dyeing 10/18/2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 85.00 MORE INFO
NATURAL DYE RAINBOW Dyeing 10/17/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 135.00 MORE INFO

Next Fest: October 19-20, 2024