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    March 8, 1014

Dyeing a 36 Color Progression - Gail Callahan

In this workshop we will follow techniques outlined in the book Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece by Gail Callahan.

This is an ideal workshop for people who have never dyed or are new to dyeing.

Many people are intimidated at the thought of dyeing animal fibers, and this workshop is designed to put students at ease with the technical part of dyeing, and also to make them comfortable using dyes and planning color. We will start with simple techniques and exercises. By the end of the class, students will leave with a 36-color progression, a complete knowledge and capability to mix your own colors using three primary colors. Depending on the pace of the class, there may be time for individual projects.

Students will also use the Color Grid© tool for planning projects.

Materials list will be given to participants when they sign up and you will need to sign up ahead of time to be able to gather up what you will need for the workshop.


Instructor Bio: Gail Callahan is also known as The Kangaroo Dyer.
She is a self-taught dyer who knows that if she can dye, you can, too!
In 2010 she authored the book “Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece” by Storey publishing. In 2012 her Color Grid© was produced.

Gail dyes yarn for Valley Yarns, for her own web site www.kangaroodyer.com, and other specialty yarn stores. In addition to dyeing yarn, Gail dyes silk yardage used for sewing and felting. Her hand-dyed silks were featured in Elle Décor magazine in July 2010.




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