Natural Dyeing for Protein Fibers-NEW DATE-January 2018-SPOTS OPEN!

January 11, 2018 9:00 am
January 12, 2018 4:00 pm
Tucson, AZ, United States

dyeingNatural Dyeing for Protein Fibers

Instructor:  Ric Rao
Date:  Friday & Saturday, January 11 & 12, 2018
Location:  Private Home.  Directions will be provided to participants.
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $157 for THSG members; $187 for nonmembers
*Supported by a generous grant from the Kathy Dalrymple Memorial Fund

Materials Fee: $25

Level: All levels welcome

Maximum # of students: 10

Instructor Information: Ric Rao is a southwestern treasure.  His experience with and knowledge of natural dyes and dyeing procedures is legendary.  He teaches frequently in our area, consults with museums, and writes for spinning magazines, including PLY.  

Workshop Description: This workshop will focus on dyeing wool and other protein fibers (e.g. angora, alpaca, mohair).  It is a good introduction for people who have never worked with natural dyes and for experienced folks who better understand the detailed information Ric provides in all of his workshops.  Ric works with plants from his own dye garden and bring those with him.  More detailed information on the curriculum will be available and posted soon. 

Materials and Supplies: Lists will be supplied to participants well before the workshop start date. 

Registration opens to THSG Members: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the general meeting.  Online registrations begin after 2 p.m.

Registration opens to Nonmembers:  Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

Direct any questions to Maddie at


Online Workshop Application 2017-2018

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