JC02 Dyeing with Acid Dye
with Vicki Jensen
Attention Weavers, Knitters, Feltmakers and Spinners! This workshop will introduce you to the basics of using WashFast Acid Dyes on wool and other animal fibers. You will explore solid shade dyeing and direct application (hand painting) on wool yarns, enabling you to create your own hand-dyed yarns and fibers to spin, knit, felt and weave with. Lectures, demonstrations and samples will supplement the hands-on portion of this workshop. Skill Level: Beginner Students should bring: Apron, old clothes and shoes, several pair of disposable gloves; one pair of 3” C-clamps; masking tape; Sharpie to label samples with; small labels (about 1” x 1½”) made from a Tyvek envelope from the post office or a similar material or plastic - about 15-20 altogether; 6-8 clear plastic cups; 6-8 one inch foam brushes/round brushes; 2 rolls of plastic wrap; a variety of wool yarns and undyed fiber to explore WashFast Acid dyes (wool yarn, roving, fleece, etc.); a small niddy noddy or portable warping board, to make sample skeins (or you can invert the C-clamps on the table and use them); roll of paper towels; notebook and pen/pencil; rubber gloves and several pair of disposable gloves; scissors; one box of gallon size zip lock bags.
About the instructor: Vicki Jensen is the Classroom Coordinator and Lab Manager for PRO Chemical & Dye. She has an MFA in Fibers from Arizona State University and completed a residency at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in 1996. Her teaching experience includes weaving, spinning, and quilting guilds around the United States. Her ikat resist dyed textiles, art quilts and felting have been in many juried and invitational exhibitions and can be found in private collections in the United States and Japan.