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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

    • 22 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave #11, Asheville, NC
    • 3
    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


    • 23 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    Register

    All things indigo!

    From growing to processing to dyeing techniques--if it has to do with indigo, we will study it.

    In the first quarter of 2020 we will explore painting with indigo. Two helpful references are John Marshall’s books Singing the Blues and Salvation through Soy.

    Bring your cloth and paintbrushes. We will treat fabrics with soymilk and make indigo paint together.

    The Indigo Forum can be found here. Consider subscribing to it and posting your questions, answers, work, etc.

    • 24 Mar 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 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


    • 29 Mar 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    • 10
    Register


    Mordant Day

    We will spend this session mordanting all our fiber for the rest of the year. If you are an experienced natural dyer please come along and help out with this necessary task. If you are new to natural dyeing you will learn all about a very important step in natural dyeing and find out how much to use and what mordant is best for different fibers.

    While we are waiting for the fiber to mordant we will also dye some samples for our May meeting: Getting Green.

    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

    • 28 Apr 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 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


    • 23 May 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 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


    • 24 May 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    • 12
    Register

    Getting Green

    Green is one of the hardest colors to get with Natural Dyes but by overdyeing indigo with a yellow dye you can get a range of lovely greens. Post dye modification with iron gives even more possibilities. We will use the samples that we dyed with indigo in our March meeting to overdye with a variety of yellow dyes: weld, marigold and osage. 

    What to bring: Marigolds if you have some dried from last year, we will have weld and osage on hand. 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

    • 27 Jun 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 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


    • 25 Jul 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 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


    • 26 Jul 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 207 Coxe Ave, #11
    • 12
    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

    • 22 Aug 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 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


    • 26 Sep 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 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
    • 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

    • 25 Oct 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 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


    • 28 Nov 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 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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