Workshops past

Learn to Dye with Acid Dyes

The LDWS Executive wanted to let all of our members know that Boyle Community is Closed due to the Covid -19 situation. So all activities, meetings, and classes will be suspended till further notice. We will be monitoring the timelines and will do our best to keep everyone informed about when we are able to reconvene. If you have registered for a class  there will be some communication coming to discuss future dates. The Executive will be conferencing by phone/email this week to see the scope of the proposed closure. Perhaps this is the time to complete that project you have been setting aside, or get some fresh inspiration from your stash!

Stay Healthy,

Susan Roth
LDWS President, on behalf of the Executive

Learn to Dye with Acid Dyes

Title of Workshop: Learn to Dye with Acid DyesInstructor: Kerri Mercer
Cost: $40 members, $45 non-members, payable to LDWS
Materials fee payable to instructor: $40 for dyes, gloves, masks and yarn.  Please indicate desired yarn weight with registration. Each student may choose 3 skeins of fingering or DK.
Date: May 16th
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Place: Boyle Community Centre
Description/Details: Explore the possibilities of acid dyes to make distinct, one of a kind yarns with the guidance of an expert.  Kerri Mercer of Mad Science Dye and Fibre will explain simple colour theory, the use of acid dyes and demonstrate a variety of effects such as speckling, tonal variations and overdyeing. Join her for this hands-on workshop where she will guide you through the process, and aid in the creation of your hand-dyed yarns.  Acid dyes allow a variety of different techniques and are quick to use, allowing participants to experiment with different processes and dye 3 skeins of yarn (fingering or DK) in an afternoon workshop.  

Kerri’s work can be seen on facebook: @madsciencedyeandfiber 

or her etsy shop:

Requirements: Please wear old clothing, all needed materials provided