Levels: Prerequisite Intro. to Natural Dyeing, 4/27/19
Offered: One Saturday afternoon workshop, 5/25/19, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Instructor: Kris Nardello
Building on the experiences in the Introduction to Natural Dyeing class in April, we will dye wool yarn in some of the red dyes used throughout history for military uniforms (British Red Coats), religious vestments (cardinals), clothing for the wealthy and yarns for weaving pictorial tapestries. There are entire books written about these infamous colors! Brazilwood, cochineal and madder each have their own dye method and produce unique shades of red . Students will also use modifiers to make even more variations of shade and value. Each person will receive handouts containing dye recipes, supply resources, a bibliography and internet references. The class will conclude by making a color sample card with process notes for each dye. Please wear clothes for studio work and bring gloves, an apron and plastic bags for your wet yarn.
Kris holds a BS in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin-Millwaukee and a MS in Science Education from Oregon State University. She has taught numerous textile workshops for the Santa Cruz Knitting Guild, Carmel Crafts Guild, Santa Cruz Natural History Museum and the Santa Cruz Textile Arts Guild as well as teaching at local middle schools for 25 years. Kris uses her natural dyed yarns in her hand-woven rugs and knitted garments.
**Prerequisite Required: Intro to Natural Dying 4/27/19**
*This class is being held at the Tannery Arts Center in Studio 119, NOT at the Art League*