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Rachel studied art education at the University of Maine, Orono. She has been working as a fiber artist since 2006. She started her career making Nuno Felted
scarves at a local fiber studio before starting ontheround in January of 2008.
As a process dyer, Rachel draws inspiration from everything around her. Dyeing Superwash yarns in complex colorways is her specialty, and she has developed a variety of creative techniques over her decade-long indie fiber art career.
Rachel is a knitter at heart. She was initially taught to knit at age seven by her Nana.
Some hard years in college called for some creative meditation so she turned back to her needles, and hasn’t put them down since. Rachel especially loves knitting sweaters, finding garment making a radical act of self-love.
Layering Color with Acid Dyes
How to create complex colorways using acid dyed on Superwash wool yarns.
Using mostly primary colors we will explore a variety of techniques including tonal dyeing, kettle dyeing, and speckle dyeing with a focus on experimentation and play.
In addition to dyeing we will discuss color theory, safe dyeing practices, and using hand dyed yarns in your knitting or crochet projects.
Materials: Dye Ring, 3 skeins of Superwash yarn, acid dyes, citric acid, gloves, face mask, apron, water, burner, hotel pan, glass jar, measuring spoons, paper towels, wooden stirrer. Yarn/Materials will be provided
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