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Registration for the special interest groups start at $5 per session. Each group sets its own fees for supplies.

Registration for Meetups is free.

Registration is necessary in order for you to receive the door code 24 hours before the group meeting time, and also to provide your contact information to the organizer so that supply lists and any other instructions can be sent to you.

Interest Groups

    • 09 Jul 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11, Asheville, NC
    • 2
    Register

    Join us for a fun afternoon, working on your own projects. This Lab is for Advanced Beginners and beyond. You need to bring your wool, mohair, alpaca or silk pre-soaked in vinegar, rubber gloves, plastic bins and dye to share. We use a variety of techniques and equipment - low water immersion, steaming, crockpot dyeing, etc. with consultation from an experienced leader - Judi Jetson and/or Beth Sellars - to get the result you want. If you like, bring magazine pages or photos with images you find appealing, and we'll help you mix dye colors to match.

    Level: Advanced Beginners to Expert


    • 26 Jul 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    • 8
    Register

    Shibori but not blue

    Shibori and indigo are a match made in heaven but you can also apply stitched shibori techniques with other plant dyes. We will stitch some small samples and then dye with a few plants which we will decide on in our May meeting.

    What to bring: Small pieces of scoured fabric to stitch, this can be cotton, linen, silk or some of each. Strong nylon thread and long, thin needles. You can also pre stitch the samples before the meeting. As usual: notebook, apron, some handwork to work on during down time, any show and tell, as well as any books, magazines, websites, podcasts, events you have come across to share with the group.



    Looking forward to seeing you.

    Joyce


    Information for new members of the Natural Dye Study Group

    • 13 Aug 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11, Asheville, NC
    • 6
    Register

    Join us for a fun afternoon, working on your own projects. We're changing things up this month, as we head into summer, using fiber reactive dye on cotton, rayon, linen and other cellulose fabric. Bring a white or pastel t-shirt, leggings, blouse or underpants and we'll experiment with ice dyeing and shibori (japanese version of tie-dye). Plan to leave your items overnight to set the dye, and return on the following day (Wednesday) to rinse.Experienced acid dye user are welcome to do their own thing.

    Level: OK for beginners



    • 17 Sep 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11, Asheville, NC
    • 6
    Register

    Join us for a fun afternoon, working on your own projects. This Lab is for Advanced Beginners and beyond. You need to bring your wool, mohair, alpaca or silk pre-soaked in vinegar, rubber gloves, plastic bins and dye to share. We use a variety of techniques and equipment - low water immersion, steaming, crockpot dyeing, etc. with consultation from an experienced leader - Judi Jetson and/or Beth Sellars - to get the result you want. If you like, bring magazine pages or photos with images you find appealing, and we'll help you mix dye colors to match.

    Level: Advanced Beginners to Expert


    • 27 Sep 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    • 12
    Register

    Effect of pH on color

    Changing the pH of a dye bath can have significant effects on the resulting color. We will explore this with logwood, a plant that is known to show these changes. We will make a range of pH solutions from acidic to neutral to alkaline.

    What to bring: notebook, apron, some handwork to work on during down time, any show and tell, as well as any books, magazines, websites, podcasts, events you have come across to share with the group.



    Looking forward to seeing you.

    Joyce


    Information for new members of the Natural Dye Study Group

    • 08 Oct 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11, Asheville, NC
    • 6
    Register

    Join us for a fun afternoon, working on your own projects. We're changing things up this month, as we head into summer, using fiber reactive dye on cotton, rayon, linen and other cellulose fabric. Bring a white or pastel t-shirt, leggings, blouse or underpants and we'll experiment with ice dyeing and shibori (japanese version of tie-dye). Plan to leave your items overnight to set the dye, and return on the following day (Wednesday) to rinse.Experienced acid dye user are welcome to do their own thing.

    Level: OK for beginners



    • 12 Nov 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11, Asheville, NC
    • 6
    Register

    Join us for a fun afternoon, working on your own projects. This Lab is for Advanced Beginners and beyond. You need to bring your wool, mohair, alpaca or silk pre-soaked in vinegar, rubber gloves, plastic bins and dye to share. We use a variety of techniques and equipment - low water immersion, steaming, crockpot dyeing, etc. with consultation from an experienced leader - Judi Jetson and/or Beth Sellars - to get the result you want. If you like, bring magazine pages or photos with images you find appealing, and we'll help you mix dye colors to match.

    Level: Advanced Beginners to Expert


    • 10 Dec 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11, Asheville, NC
    • 6
    Register

    Join us for a fun afternoon, working on your own projects. This Lab is for Advanced Beginners and beyond. You need to bring your wool, mohair, alpaca or silk pre-soaked in vinegar, rubber gloves, plastic bins and dye to share. We use a variety of techniques and equipment - low water immersion, steaming, crockpot dyeing, etc. with consultation from an experienced leader - Judi Jetson and/or Beth Sellars - to get the result you want. If you like, bring magazine pages or photos with images you find appealing, and we'll help you mix dye colors to match.

    Level: Advanced Beginners to Expert


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