Gina Levesque

Introduction to Natural Dyes Class Tues pm


Introduction to Natural Dyes

Natural dyes give beautiful colors! In this class, we will utilize dyes that reflect primary colors and combine them to produce secondaries on the color wheel. Indigo (blue), cochineal (red), and osage orange (yellow) will provide our primaries and secondaries will be produced by overdyeing. We will discuss such topics as dyes versus stains, lightfastness, colorfastness, mordants and modifiers, and the history of each dye used. Each participant will be provided a folder of information, samples to dye in class, and a ring to display their tagged samples.

Instructor: Gina Levesque

Gina Levesque is a fourth generation rug hooker and has been hooking for over twenty years. One of her greatest pleasures is to dye wool for her creations and the creations of others. Her dyeing experience covers not only acid dyes but also naturals dyes. Her business, Across Generations, sells her hand-dyed wools and other rug hooking supplies.

Cost Includes all materials 

Tuesday afternoon, 12:30-3:45 

Supplies to be Brought by Student: None (An apron to protect clothing would be helpful)

Skills Needed: none! 

Please Note:
You must be registered for the Hookin'
To take any of the classes.

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