Regina guild will organize a Warp painting/skein painting station. The process: Emelie Hunt will share her extensive knowledge about painting yarns. The yarn is first soaked in a communal pail of soda ash which makes the fibres more receptive to the dye. Spread the yarns out on plastic . Dyes are in small containers. Sponge brushes apply the dye to your fibre. The fibre is covered with plastic and rolled up for 48 hours. The hard part is waiting. Then you unroll,wash and admire the beautiful colours.
It gets messy! Wear old clothes or an apron or old shirt.
A small wound warp or skein. The fibre must be cotton, silk, rayon, bamboo or tencel. Wool will NOT work. Linen is not ideal to learn on. Have a cross to maintain the order of threads in the wound warp. Put an identifying tie on your piece.
Plastic saran type wrap
Black garbage bag or plastic tablecloth that you cut to the size of your project
Sponge brushes-1 inch size works best- about 10 for different colors. A cut up sponge can also apply the dyes.
Rubber gloves, small containers-like yogurt containers
Plastic bag or large zip lock bag to take your treasure home
Old towels, paper towels help to wipe up spills.
A small piece of white fabric, coffee filter, or fibre like your warp can be used to test colors.