Dyeing Combed Top; Never Felt Again! Enrollment Open for Spring 2020
STARTS April 3-4 2020
1:00-4:00 pm PDT (could run longer)
BE ONE OF THE FIRST to learn how Natalie Redding (actually) dyes processed fibers such as combed top or roving; and NEVER FELT IT AGAIN. We have new and blistering fast internet where the classes are in HD and taught live and with an interactive format so you can ask questions in real time!
If you want to learn how to dye combed top or roving without felting, this is the class for you. Natalie will teach you how to execute her main method and also several other techniques so you’ll have a plethora of tools in your tool box. You’ll also learn the main principles to Redding Method, dilution techniques, how to read and understand dyes, terms such as OWG, dilution factors and more. By the end of this class you should be able to easily dye an unlimited (Natalie typically dyes about 5-10 lbs at once but you can do more or less!) amount of processed fiber WITHOUT FELTING, and you can do it in a relatively short amount of time. If you want to learn a new method which doesn’t require expensive equipment, is NOT labor intensive, and leaves you with beautifully dyed fiber, this is the class for you. we can promise, if you follow this method, you’ll never felt your processed fiber again! This class will not be offered again until 2021, so if you want to learn it, the time is NOW!
This class will blow your mind and have you wondering why no one’s ever thought of it before!
April 3; Class 1
Part a: Redding Method explained
Part b: How the dyes work (how realistic are you?); the PARADOX of dyeing them
Part b: About Processed fiber-Choosing the right one
Part c: Terminology/dye stocks and more
April 4; Class 2
Part a: The different methods used by others and problems relating to them
Part b: The best method FOR NEVER FELTING AGAIN…and the method I use
Preparing fiber before
Handling fiber after dyeing
Since this is the first time this class is being taught, the exact length of classes may vary. Each class will be between 3-5 hours and the classes will be able to be viewed an unlimited amount of time for one month after the last class (May 4, 2020). You must have a Youtube account to watch the classes (and be logged in).