Acid Dye Play Time
Length: 2 hours
Type: Creative “Play”
Prerequisite: Intro. to Hand Painted Yarn/Fiber @ TYF
$15-$20 ($10 Play Time fee plus a $5 Materials Fee -
NOTE: an additional $5 fee will be charged if students bring
dye that were not purchased at Tempe Yarn)
Class Size: This class requires a minimum of 3 students and a maximum of 4 students.
We will be using Jacquard Acid dyes and vinegar to dye animal yarn or fiber. All tools, dyes, and chemicals will
be supplied. The participant should purchase undyed yarn or fiber from Tempe Yarn and Fiber to use before the class starts.
If you would like to dye wool fiber, please select superwash wool for the least risk of felting your fiber in the dyeing process (or
experienced dyers can choose other animal fibers). Participants will be hand painting the items and steaming them, and over-achievers
might be able to dye up to 4 to 6 hanks/skeins during the time provided. Please bring an apron (the instructor has disposable
ones for this who don’t have their own), rubber gloves (like kitchen dishwashing gloves) and wear comfortable shoes, as most of this
is done standing up.
Please note that this is not a class—supervision will be provided, but not instruction. Anyone wishing to bring
in materials to dye that were not purchased at TYF will be charged an additional $5 fee.
Participants need to purchase the following
at TYF: Animal fiber yarns (wool, alpaca, silk, etc.) and/or silk or superwash wool fiber
Participants need to bring the following
supplies to class:
Rubber gloves (like dishwashing gloves); Apron (if you have one); Paper towels; Old hand towel; One large Ziploc
bag for each skein or hank of yarn or fiber you will be dyeing; Pen and paper for notes
Tools, dyes and chemicals
needed to dye your yarn or fiber
***Please note that, unless otherwise indicated, workshop, class and session fees do not include