Natural dye

Schedule:

Friday, August 16
13:30 to 16:30

Costs:

82,40 $ Can
0,00 $ Can
82,40 $ Can (without taxes)

No place available

All workshop registrations are non-refundable, unless the class is cancelled by the Festival.

Description

In this class, participants will explore the beautiful ways in which plants can be used to dye yarn. They will learn the process of natural dyeing and how to create long-lasting colours. They will use flowers from the garden and plants and trees from the forest to make vibrant dye-baths. Participants will gain the confidence to naturally dye yarn from beginning to end and will leave this class with a series of naturally dyed samples of yarn.

What to bring

  • Clothes that participants don't mind spilling dye on and
  • Apron

Material provided:

  • Handouts
  • Two small skeins of yarn
  • Dyeing material

Details:

Christopher Walker
Beginner
French and English
Friday, August 16 13:30 to 16:30
Salle 121 Complexe Whissell

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Christopher Walker Cabin Boy Knits

Christopher Walker Cabin Boy Knits

Christopher Walker is a fibre artist, natural yarn dyer, knitwear designer, and founder of the Cabinboyknits label. Christopher splits his time between Toronto and his log cabin in Stirling, Ontario. His unconventional work is influenced by the environment around him, whether it be from the rugged Canadian landscape, or the vivid colours and graphic designs in Toronto’s tattoo parlours. He works with Canadian wool, and often profiles heritage sheep breeds. His work often profiles the dichotomy between masculinity and the soft intricate work of knitwear, and has been featured on the runway and at art gallery showings. For his naturally dyed yarn, he often forages in local forests to collect and create unique and distinctly Canadian yarn dyes. You can purchase his yarn online and can catch up with him on his YouTube channel Cabinboyknits.

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