Home Brew (Lots of photos!)

Most years I teach a 2 Saturday dyeing class for the Weaver’s Guild of Minnesota called Home Brew.  In this class I teach an overview of dyeing protein and cellulose fibers safely at home.  We cover acid dyes: several ways to use koolaid, Wash Fast and Sabraset acid dyes in low immersion rainbow dyeing and hand painted rainbow dyeing, silk roving , silk caps, bamboo rayon, indigo on whatever we can get our hands on, basic shibori, bundling. It is an information overload kind of class.  I take naps after people go home;-)  But boy is it fun!

Koolaid dyeing, without heat, two ways

Koolaid dyeing, without heat, two ways

low immersion rainbow pot on mohair

low immersion rainbow pot on mohair

Painting rainbows on medium wool, steamed later in the day

Painting rainbows on medium wool, steamed later in the day

simple repeatable measuring

simple repeatable measuring

wetting out silk in an electric roaster. Later painted with dye and steamed.

wetting out silk in an electric roaster. Later painted with dye and steamed.

My favorite gloves!

My favorite gloves!

Gideon helps with the indigo

Gideon helps with the indigo

Ah!  the ammonia smell of indigo.

Ah! the ammonia smell of indigo.

Rolling up a silk bundle.

Rolling up a silk bundle.

unwrapping the bundle after simmering in an iron bath.

unwrapping the bundle after simmering in an iron bath.

About Sue's Luxury Fiber

Sue's Luxury Fiber: fiber for the spinner, felter, weaver & knitter.
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