In this dye and apply class you, will dye for half a day the wool you want for your hooking projects in the other half of the day. Many different methods for dyeing wool fabric and yarn will be explored – spot-dyeing, painting, gradation dyeing, colour runs, transitions, layering colours, marbleizing, marrying, casserole dyeing… and other methods as time and class interests permit. We will use both precise, reproducible methods and more fun, exciting techniques. Maximizing the potential of hand-dyed wool will be the focus for our hooking time– transforming our rugs from ordinary to extraordinary. You will work in teams of two or three per dye pot/set-up, taking turns to use your team’s dye equipment, but also working and learning as a team. Limited to 12.
This class will be driven by what you, the students want and need.
Be prepared for fun and adventure!
Sara Judith has been hooking for over 16 years and is internationally known as a teacher of both traditional hooking and punch hooking and dyeing. She has a background in dyeing, spinning, weaving, felting and knitting, and so is fluent in using fibre, colour and texture in her pieces, which have been published several times in Rug Hooking magazine and Celebration. In 2019 she joined Rug Hooking magazine’s Hall of Fame. She has attended over 40 workshops across North America and become accredited as a teacher by Amy Oxford, McGown and the Western Canadian Rug Hooking Education Association, and has taught more than forty classes and workshops from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland and California to Whitehorse.