Monday Knitting Group

Meeting Mondays from 1:00 – 3:00 (timed to work with the bus that stops in front of Pathways)  Check Native Earth Teaching Farm for more info at 508.645.3304

Led by Rebecca Gilbert, the Knitting Group meets at Pathways to share ideas and projects to bring warm items for various causes. Motivated initially to support Standing Rock, the group continues to evolve.

Odin with the knitting wheel.

There were two WINTER 2016-2017 NATURAL WOOL DYEING WORKSHOPS, presented at Pathways ARTS, facilitated by Rebecca Gilbert of Native Earth Teaching Farm.

• Basic Introduction to Natural Dyes on Saturday, March 25th 12-4pm and 
• Indigo Blues on Saturday, April 8th  12-4pm  
$75 per workshop – Islander’s special rate, includes materials.
Space is limited, so please contact us ahead of time to reserve participation.
BASIC NATURAL DYES : March 25, 2017  From 12-4pm
 Learn the terminology and techniques of natural dyeing. We will cover mordanting, fiber choices, and methods using dried materials available any time of year, but you will be able to use the same methods to evaluate fresh dyestuffs as they become available. You may bring a small natural fiber article to dye, and more will be available for purchase. Expect shades of yellow, orange, and brown.
Iindigo-on-clothNDIGO BLUES : April 8, 2017  From 12-4pm

 Indigo and dyer’s woad require a complex technique unlike any other dye process. In spite of it’s demands, methods for achieving beautiful blue dyes are found around the world from very ancient times. In order to see immediate results, we will use commercially pre-reduced indigo. However, we will discuss growing and processing fresh indigo, and you will take home a packet of seeds along with a silk handkerchief which you have dyed. You may also bring a small article to dip in the vat, and if you have dyed something yellow in the previous workshop, you can over-dye it to achieve green.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA



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