* June 24th, 10-4 (5pm is ok too) (Set up anytime after 9am). *
- Bring your own bag lunch.
- Bring a folding outdoor chair.
- We will have coffee, tea, and something sweet.
- Make sure anything you bring has your name on it.
- Bring clean fiber, yarn, dirty or washed fleece or roving to dye.
- Bring several plastic bags to take home your wet dyed fiber and yarn.
- IF YOU HAVE THEM PLEASE BRING: Rubber gloves, pot holders you don’t mind getting dye on, a dye pot (21 ½ Qt. Canning kettle), quart size “wide mouth” jars or crock pot for dying.
- If you have a turkey cooker and propane tank you can bring that too.
- You can also bring your spinning wheel or drop spindle and spin, knitting, or any activity you want to work on.
- Wear old clothes you don’t care about getting dye on (or an apron) pot holders & rubber gloves.
- It’s a buggy year, so you may want to bring/wear sunscreen, bug repellent and a hat.
THE GUILD WILL PROVIDE:
Acid Dyes, white vinegar, two Turkey Cookers and propane tanks, 3 microwaves and 3 dye pots for canning jar dying, 4-5 dozen wide mouth quart size canning jars and 1 Crock Pot for dying. Plastic Bags, Liquid Soap, Microwave Proof Saran Wrap, PH Strips to check your dye bath PH level and sponge brushes.
At the home & business of Bob Compton & Chris Homer
* Directions to the Pottery *
"Robert Compton Pottery" located at 2662 N 116 Rd. (Vt. Rt 116), 5 miles N. of Bristol village. *Park up between the house & studio if there is room, we will park our van & truck in a lower area to make room for all of you.
Call: 802-453-3778, to speak to Chris or Bob. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Golden, "Nuka", is clueless about cars. If she runs out to greet you as you arrive, do not count on her getting out of the way. Give a shout and Bob or I will come and get her. Please do not feed the dog "people food" and do not trust her if you leave food or beverages at "dog level". I will have dog biscuits or carrots (a favorite treat) if you want to give her something.
FOR CANNING JAR DYING
For Canning Jar Dying you will need wide mouth 1-quart size canning jars. The guild has about 4 dozen of them. If you have spare canning hand tools (the devices to lift your canning jars out of the cooker please bring them as we only have one set and I will also share my set, but having extras help).
Solar Dying (depending on the weather)
Last year some members tried doing solar dying at “Dye Day”. Anne Hetherington and Peggy Lyons both have had good success with their techniques. Peggy puts yarn with dye on it into plastic storage bins and placing them into a plastic garbage bag, where they soaked up the sun all day. She found this technique worked well. If you plan to try this technique bring your own plastic storage containers (shoe box size?) and plan to set it up early to get the most use of the sun while you are here.
Yarn should be in skein form. You will want to mark your skeins with either special yarn & tags so you can tell it from other members yarn. Mark your dye pots, spoons or other tools & rubber gloves that you bring with you. If you have a timer, that can be very helpful in keeping track of your dying. Plastic plant trays make great drying racks if you have some bring them along.
If you have time before you come and want to do some online research on dying techniques, we tend to do the following processes: Canning Jar Dying, Rainbow Dying, Crock Pot Dying and Solar Dying.