Yarn Dyeing with Alejandra Sanchez from Three Rivers Fibershed
Join Alejandra Sanchez from Three Rivers Fibershed for a Yarn Dyeing Workshop at the North Studio Courtyard at the Anderson Center on Saturday, October, 1 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Class fee is $150 for the general public and $130 for Anderson Center Members (class fee includes $45 materials fee). Space is limited, advance registration is required. Appropriate for ages 15 and older. Rain site is the Tower View Cafeteria.
Join us for a workshop that will explore the magical world of natural dyes! The workshop will focus on locally-grown dye plants and will guide you through the process of extracting beautiful colors from these plants and how to apply them to wool yarn. We will also engage in a discussion on the history and cultural significance of the plants, while learning how to cultivate and grow them in your own garden. Each student will take home three skeins of naturally dyed yarn. All experience levels are welcome!
Light beverages and snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring a sack meal.
Alejandra Sanchez is the fiber artist, shepherd, and conservationist behind A Woolen Forest Farm, located in Minnesota. The focus of the farm is the preservation of wool crafts and textile arts through education and the conservation of heritage sheep breeds. The farm is home to a herd of Angora rabbits and a mixed flock of heritage breed sheep which include: Soay, Jacob, and Leicester Longwool. Alejandra is the co-president of the Three Rivers Fibershed and a member of the Livestock Conservancy. She teaches classes on spinning, wool processing, natural dyeing, heritage breed studies, and historically-based textile practices.