March 8, 1014
Dyeing a 36 Color Progression - Gail
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
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
She is a self-taught dyer who knows that if she can dye, you
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
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
If you’re a weaver--beginner or pro--the Vermont Weavers
Guild welcomes you. Plan to join us at one of our regular
meetings at the Kimball House, Randolph, Vermont.
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