Learn About Color!

It’s Spring, time to learn something new! We’ve got some exciting color and dyeing classes coming up!

Indigo Dye Day

Saturday, June 6


Indigo Dye


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.

$75, includes all supplies

Click Here for details and to sign up for classes at the Guild House

Come and Dye Day

Saturday, June 20


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Bring skeined yarn, a wound warp or fabric, whatever takes your fancy to add a little color to. We will be using Fiber Reactive Dyes, which can be used on both protein (wool, silk, animal fibers) or cellulose fibers (cotton, tencel, bamboo). We will apply the dyes with either a brush or in a ziploc baggie (no immersion dyeing). Come prepared to have fun!

$75, includes dyes and supplies

Click Here for details and to sign up for classes at the Guild House


Understanding Color Part I – To Be Rescheduled

Saturday, April 25 and Sunday April 26


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Do you ever wonder why you don’t get the color results you expect in your projects? Or why that lovely hand-painted yarn doesn’t look at all the same when it’s woven or knitted? This class is geared toward fiber artists, but should help artists working in any medium take a giant step forward in learning how to deal with color in their projects. Through a series of exercises, students will learn the basics of color theory and the principles of both pigment and optical color mixing.

$150 – includes 2 days of fun plus supplies

Click Here for details and to sign up for classes at the Guild House

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Guild House is the classroom space for Contemporary Handweavers of Houston (CHH). All classes are held at the Guild House; 2327 Commerce Street; Houston,TX 77002 in historic East Downtown.

Watch the website – more classes are being scheduled for 2015. Check out Instructor bios at http://weavehouston.org/guild-house-instructors/ Coming soon: Introduction to Weaving Software, Felting and Basketry classes! Are there any topics you’d like us to cover? Just drop us a note!

To sign up for Classes:
On-line weavehouston.org/classes
or Contact:
Tracy Kaestner, Director Guild House
tkweaver1@gmail.com; 832-767-5441
Guild House at 2327 Commerce Street, Suite 6; Houston, TX 77002

“Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life.”
– Frederick W. Robertson