Dyeing to Knit Retreat: The Dyeing!

Something each student learned to do hands on during the Dyeing to Knit Retreat was to create a personal colorway. They used life experiences to express people, places, things, ideas, events and attitudes in terms of color and translate them into color sequences, that became meaningful colorways. First they tried it on paper, then on yarn.

Once the students handpainted the yarn, Cheryl and Tim color set and dried it before the next class, which involved designing a knitting project with that very same yarn for a special garment with Donna.

As dye mistress Cheryl likes to say to designer Donna: “My finished product (the handpainted yarn) is your raw material!”

And the dyeing process begins!

And the dyeing process begins!

These colors were fantastic!

These colors were fantastic!

Busy knitters becoming expert dyers!

Busy knitters becoming expert dyers!

The focus in this group was fantastic!

The focus in this group was fantastic!

Finished yarn in the drying cabinet!

Finished yarn in the drying cabinet!

Showing off her yarn for the camera! Most of the crew took pics to put on their own Facebook pages LOL

Showing off her yarn for the camera! Most of the crew took pics to put on their own Facebook pages LOL

Tim showing off his serious yarn skills!

Tim showing off his serious yarn skills!

Another show-off - and who blames her? The yarn she dyed is gorgeous!

Another show-off – and who blames her? The yarn she dyed is gorgeous!

Cheryl teaching a few tips on how to get your yarn just right.

Cheryl teaching a few tips on how to get your yarn just right.

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