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It was a great show in 2018. Thanks to all the volunteer power and amazing fans that make this one of the best fiber festivals in the U.S. Keep checking https://sheepandwool.com/schedule/  for the latest Festival Schedule. When our 2019 sched is ready, it’ll be there (check the dates). See you again in October!

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Thursday, October 18
 

9:00am

Dyes of the Americas - SOLD OUT
This workshop investigates the traditional “Ancient Natural Dyes of the Americas”, including Indigo, Cochineal, Weld, Madder, Fustic, Weld, Walnut, Logwood and Brazilwood. We will explore the source of the dye materials, whether plant or insect, review the historic significance of the dye stuffs and focus on the fiber sources found in the Americas - wool and camelid.

Please note this workshop is held in a heated tent and your hands will be in and out of water.

Skill level:  All levels welcome.


Instructors


Thursday October 18, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 hr
 
Friday, October 19
 

9:00am

Bengala Mud Dyeing With Itajime Shibori - Fri AM - SOLD OUT
Let's try Japanese traditional textile art with Bengala mud dyeing! Bengala is an earth-based fabric dye made from soil. uses very little water, and is environmentally safe and fun to use. After a short lecture and demo of sustainable dye method, you will design your own fabric with Bengala and indigo dye color using a Japanese Itajime shibori technique. You can try 3 different wooden patterns to make various designs.
 
Skill level:  Beginner


Instructors


Friday October 19, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

9:00am

Lichen Dyeing - Fri - SOLD OUT
Explore the world of this little understood plant and discover the amazing colors that can be obtained from these common forest dwellers. This workshop will investigate colors from Lichens native to the Midwest and those, which may be collected on your travels. We will also explore the wonders of some amazing complex dye procedures that can result in phenomenal colors.

Please note this workshop is held in a heated tent and your hands will be in and out of water.

Skill level:  All levels welcome.


Instructors


Friday October 19, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
 
Saturday, October 20
 

10:00am

Natural Indigo Dyeing - Sat AM - SOLD OUT
Nica Rabinowitz of Fiberhouse Collective, will teach participants how to extract light blue hues from fresh leaf indigo.  This workshop will also explore the ancient process of natural dyeing with powdered indigo. 

Participants will learn how to set up a sugar indigo vat. We will explore shibori resist dyeing techniques and have the opportunity to dip dye locally sourced yarn and roving. 

Participants may bring their own natural fibers to dip as well (old silk or wool garments/accessories/yarn/roving/etc.) 


Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr

10:00am

Lichen Dyeing - Sat - SOLD OUT
Explore the world of this little understood plant and discover the amazing colors that can be obtained from these common forest dwellers. This workshop will investigate colors from Lichens native to the Midwest and those, which may be collected on your travels. We will also explore the wonders of some amazing complex dye procedures that can result in phenomenal colors.

Please note this workshop is held in a heated tent and your hands will be in and out of water.
Skill level:  All levels welcome.
 

Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 6 hr

2:00pm

Natural Indigo Dyeing - Sat PM - SOLD OUT
Nica Rabinowitz of Fiberhouse Collective, will teach participants how to extract light blue hues from fresh leaf indigo.  This workshop will also explore the ancient process of natural dyeing with powdered indigo.

Participants will learn how to set up a sugar indigo vat. We will explore shibori resist dyeing techniques and have the opportunity to dip dye locally sourced yarn and roving.

Participants may bring their own natural fibers to dip as well (old silk or wool garments/accessories/yarn/roving/etc.)

Skill level:  All levels welcome.


Instructors


Saturday October 20, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr
 
Sunday, October 21
 

10:00am

Bengala Mud Dyeing With Itajime Shibori - Sun AM - SOLD OUT
Let's try Japanese traditional textile art with Bengala mud dyeing! Bengala is an earth-based fabric dye made from soil. uses very little water, and is environmentally safe and fun to use. After a short lecture and demo of sustainable dye method, you will design your own fabric with Bengala and indigo dye color using a Japanese Itajime shibori technique. You can try 3 different wooden patterns to make various designs.

Skill level:  Beginner


Instructors


Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr