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Introduction to Dyeing with Acid Dyes

Introduction to Dyeing with Acid Dyes

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Acid dyes provide are relatively simple to use and work 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. The colours produced with acid dyes can be replicated easily if careful records are kept.

This workshop will introduce you to acid dyeing and we will dye Bluefaced Leicester yarn produced by West Yorkshire Spinners. You will dye all the colours in shown in the weaving above.

You will learn to mix a dye bath and will dye with several colours and shades.

You will finish the day with  36 hanks of dyed yarn plus an acid dye kit so that you can have more adventures with colour at home.

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

£80 per person

Early booking advised – contact or call Jo on 01252 447581

Workshops to be held at Jo Aylwin Studio, 1 Stoke Hills, Farnham GU9 7TE