Sunday Field Trip to Praxis

Sunday May 19, 2019 – Dying with natural indigo

We will be meeting at the Salem airport at 10:15. Park in the parking lot away from buildings. Bring either a lunch or snack and what you may want to drink. We could stop somewhere on the way home to eat if works for everyone.

It will cost $30 and bring whatever you wish to dye. Yarn should be skeined & tied loosely, fabrics can go in as is. They do have silk & wool scarves available to buy to dye as well. It is advisable to wear old clothes and bring latex gloves if you have them. Also some zip-lock bags to transport your wet products home.

This is a fun opportunity especially for those who are not avid dyers. Maybe check out some pictures of shibori and try that too.

Praxis Fiber Workshop     15301 Waterloo Road    Cleveland OH




YAWG Mini Workshop

May 6, 7 & 8 at 10 am at the Colonial Inn on the Canfield Fairgrounds

Liz will be teaching us how to do dip dye batik with a wax resist. It is a traditional color layering technique. We will be starting at 10 am each day and work until we feel like stopping. Bring a lunch or snack to share.

There will be a variety of sizes of silk scarves available to purchase, all very reasonably priced. You may bring your own fine silk fabric if you have it. All dyes and chemicals will be provided. Donations for the supplies and teacher would be appreciated.

Old clothes are recommended when working anywhere near dyes. Other materials to bring are:

  • artist frame or hoop to stretch the fabric
  • thin tacks or pins to hold silk to the frame
  • small paintbrushes
  • paper towels
  • newspapers

Dye Day – July 11, 2018

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The annual Dye Day this year will be held at 10 am at the home of Sheila in Leavittsburg. Sheila participated in a gradient dye class earlier this year and will be sharing what she learned with us. Here are the rules for dying a gradient skein in the red to blue (the photo is a bit darker than the actual samples) pictured above:

Bring a skein up to 250 grams (8 – 9 ounces).  Tie the skein in 5 or 6 places in a loose figure eight.  Cotton, silk, tencel, bamboo, any blend of them or any plant based yarn will work. DO NOT bring wool, alpaca or any other animal based yarn.

Also you will need something large enough to lay out your skein – like a tote lid. Two garbage bags large enough to fit over your lids to cover your yarn and safely carry it home when it is dyed. Wear something you don’t care about getting dye on.

Please let Sheila know if you are coming and the weight of your fiber (if you know it) so she can get the dyes ready in advance. Any questions or if you need directions to her house, contact Sheila at 330-766-6496 or