detail from “Remembrance” by Jo Aylwin (2014): hand dyed and woven.  This piece is woven in Weavers Bazaar 7/2 Blue Face Leicester yarn, hand dyed using acid dyes with colours inspired by World War I medal ribbons.

detail from “Remembrance” by Jo Aylwin (2014): hand dyed and woven.

This piece is woven in Weavers Bazaar 7/2 Blue Face Leicester yarn, hand dyed using acid dyes with colours inspired by World War I medal ribbons.

 36 colour samples produced at workshop

36 colour samples produced at workshop

Introduction to Acid Dyes

Acid dyes provide a simple system for use with wool, other animal fibres (including fur, feathers, cashmere and angora), nylon and silk

Acid dye is not acidic, but is set using vinegar. They are chemical dyes and a huge variety of colours can be produced with them. They are hot water dyes and the colours created can be repeated accurately and simply.

For this workshop we will be dyeing wool yarn, in 10g hanks, creating samples and recording the process.

You will learn to mix dyes, create dye recipes, make dye baths and will dye yarn following the 12 colours of the colour wheel. At the end of the day you will have 36 samples to take home, plus an acid dye kit so that you can have more adventures with colour at home.

Each day runs between 10am and 4pm and a light lunch is included in the price.

All materials will be provided but you are advised to wear old cloths and bring rubber gloves.

Only two places are offered on each day to ensure maximum one to one tuition and hands on experience.

or contact Jo at jo@joaylwin.co.uk or call 01252 447581