Interested in learning to dye??? Received this schedule of dying workshops taught by Bjo Trimble.
Released: May 2002
DYE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
held at (unless otherwise indicated)
601 East Foothill Blvd,
Monrovia, CA 91016
All workshops at my house run from 10 am to 4 pm.
Bring a bag lunch - Iced tea & lemonade provided
JUNE 2: Indigo Dye Workshop, here
JUNE 7: Variation Dyeing -clever dye techniques at A Quilter's Dream: (626) 286-2822
JULY 28: St. Catherine Nature Dye Session, in Escondido
AUG 18: Rainbow Dye Workshop, here
OCT 11-13: Great Western War Nature Dye-In, Prado Park, Chino
NOV 3: Dye Workshop, here
WORKSHOP AIMS: Workshops can cover any part of the dyeing process from nature dyes or commercial dyes. Just let me know what you'd like to learn or if you have a special project.
FEE: $15 PER PERSON per workshop held at my house, includes dyes, mordants, dyepots, gas rings & propane. Participants get dyed samples, handouts, printed instructions. Any non-participant may end up filling & carrying buckets of water.
REGISTRATION: Absolutely necessary so I know how many to plan for. You can cancel workshops if needed, but at least let me know whether or not you plan to attend. Drop-ins accepted only if there is room.
NO PETS, BABIES, TODDLERS! We have no baby-sitting or child-care facilities. Children old enough to be around hot stoves & hot dyepots are welcome, but pay full fee. Teachers & club leaders, contact me for special group children's classes
NO JEWELRY, NO PERFUME: We've spent too much time crawling around in the grass, looking for a precious earring that should not have been worn to a working activity. Perfume attracts wasps & bees.
WHAT TO WEAR: Sunscreen & hat. Clothing & shoes you don't mind getting wet or colored. Tie hair back out of the way.
FIBER TO DYE: Each dyer may bring up to 3 dry pounds of fiber to suit the workshop in question. Nature dyeing needs well washed 100% natural fiber or fabric. Wool, mohair, silk dyes beautifully; cotton & linen are more difficult. Commercial dyes work on rayon, polyester & most blends. Roving acceptable, but fleece in the grease soaks up too much dye & negates dye action with lanolin. If in doubt, contact me about your fiber. I have natural fiber yarns & textiles for an extra fee.
SPINNING WHEEL: Come spin under the canopy while dye-pots simmer; results can be scoured & dyed on the spot!
SHARE: Bring any dyestuff you want to try: silver-dollar eucalyptus leaves (orange to brick red), oxalis (bright orange); iris heads (purple); onion skins (yellow to russet); any flowers, weeds, or bark that look interesting.
TELL A FRIEND! It's fine with me to bring a (paying) friend. Please pass this information along to others. Thank you!
QUESTIONS? 626-359-3398 or firstname.lastname@example.org