Process & Dye Fleece In A Day
Process & Dye Fleece In A Day

Process & Dye Fleece In A Day

Regular price £120

In the morning of this day long workshop we will take you through all of the main processes from the raw fleece to fibre ready for spinning into yarn – literally a journey from sheep to ‘knitwear ready’ in one session.

We will provide a wide variety of fibres and processing equipment for you to try such as alpaca, lamb locks and various raw sheep fleece. Learn to make batts, rolags and roving ready for dyeing, felting or to take straight to the spinning wheel to turn into yarn.

The session is suitable for both absolute beginners learning from scratch and also those with some prior knowledge, who will be able to develop new techniques using the processing equipment on a variety of unusual fibres. Feel free to also bring some of your own fibres along if you would like to make some truly unique art batts!

We will explore various areas such as;

  • How to skirt/sort and grade the fibre
  • About micron count and staple length
  • How to wash and dry the fibre
  • How/when to use a wool picker
  • How to - hand and drum carders
  • What is and when to use a Diz

And then in the afternoon we will look at the main processes of dyeing both raw fleece/fibre ready for spinning into yarn and also the basics of dyeing a pre-spun skein of yarn! The session is suitable for both absolute beginners who are learning from scratch and also those with some prior knowledge, who will be able to develop new techniques using the dye equipment on a variety of unusual fibres.

We will provide a wide variety of fibres, yarns and equipment for you to try such as alpaca, lamb locks, silk, trilobal nylon and various raw sheep fleece. Feel free to also bring along some of your own fibres if you would like to make some truly unique dye art!

Learn about the different techniques used to dye such as;

  • Dyeing fleece and fibre prior to spinning
  • Dyeing pre-spun skeins
  • Speckled Yarns
  • Gradient Yarns
  • Tonal Yarns
  • Dyeing for Fractal spins
  • Combination techniques on mixed fibre batts & yarns
Process & Dye Fleece In A Day
Process & Dye Fleece In A Day
Process & Dye Fleece In A Day
Process & Dye Fleece In A Day
Process & Dye Fleece In A Day
Process & Dye Fleece In A Day
Process & Dye Fleece In A Day