Monday, March 30, 2009

Roving & Dyes

Guild Member Gale Evans runs her own fiber business, Gale's Art. In addition to dying beautiful rovings which are available both through her Etsy store and through some of our local shops, she also teaches classes on how to dye roving, and how to have fun playing with roving. As you can see from these pictures she has provided, you can make some really lovely things in her classes. Her upcoming class schedule:
Gale’s Art
Studio Class offerings
May and June 2009

Felted Mosaic Scarf - One day class from 10:30am to 3:00 pm $60

A class that takes raw, dyed wool and shows you how to create a wonderful, felted scarf using soap, water and your hands. It looks complicated but it isn’t. Instruction and the creation of one scarf should take about 3 hours with the free option of after class “play” time should you wish to stay in the studio and create a second or possibly third scarf. Wool and felting supplies for the first scarf are included. ****4 students per class

April 10 (Friday) (2 spaces left)
May 15 (Friday)
May 16(Saturday)
June 12(Friday)
June 13 (Saturday)

Acid Dye Without Tears - One day class from 10:30 am to 5 pm $85

This is my very popular, ever filling class on the techniques of hand painted yarns and roving. In my studio, you will learn the basics of color mixing and dyeing and then apply these principles to your own masterpieces . Students will leave with at least half a pound of dyed material (blue face roving or sock yarn ) and a small dye kit to play with at home. ***4 students per class

May 22 (Friday)
May 23 (Saturday)
June 19 (Friday)
June 20 (Saturday)

If you are interested in taking one or both of these classes, you can get more information on Gale's blog. Gale often attends meetings as well, so you might be able to speak to her in person to learn more.

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