Happy New Year!
Start the year with a fun day learning how to dye with indigo!
Indigo Dye Day with Connie Elliott
Saturday, January 9th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Take the challenge of learning a new method of dyeing!
Indigo is a dye unlike most others. A dye that doesn’t require heat or a mordant is called a ‘vat dye,’ and indigo is the most famous of them all. Come learn this method of dyeing, one of complex chemical reactions involving the very air itself.
We will learn the basics of indigo dyeing, including what chemicals are needed and how to set up and maintain a basic hydrogen hydrosulfite/lye indigo dye pot. We will also have a pot of the newfangled freeze dried indigo, for comparison. We will work together to set up indigo pots and dye yarn and material.
Participants will use the indigo pots as they learn some fun and funky shibori resist techniques with flour sack towels.
Fee includes all supplies
Instructor: Connie Elliott
Make 2016 the year you learn to weave!
We’ve got Beginning floor loom classes on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
4 Tuesdays – January 12, 19, 26 and February 2
4 Saturdays – January 30, February 6, 13 and 27
This class is great for those who have never woven, have woven on a rigid heddle loom or need a refresher. Students will learn how to dress a loom (wind a warp, thread the loom), weave a twill sampler and learn how to read a weaving draft.
Fee includes loom rental and materials.
Watch the website, more classes are being scheduled for 2016 Are there any topics you’d like us to cover. Just drop us a note!
CHH/Contemporary Handweavers of Houston has a classroom space called the Guild House. All classes are held at the Guild House; 2327 Commerce Street; Houston,TX 77002 in historic East Downtown
Bios on all of the teachers are on our website – www.weavehouston.org .
To sign up for Classes:
Tracy Kaestner, Director Guild House
Guild House at 2327 Commerce Street, Suite 6; Houston, TX 77002
“Instruction ends in the school-room, but education ends only with life.”
– Frederick W. Roberts
Contemporary Handweavers of Houston | 2327 Commerce Street, Suite 6 ; Houston, TX 77007 | Houston | TX | 77006