Lauren and I attended this dye workshop and had a great time. Amanda Jarvis is the artist behind Mrs. Crosby’s yarns, based in Chicago. SWAK (Sealed With A Kiss), in Guthrie, Oklahoma, hosted the class.
Keely is a fabulous host! She loves to cook gourmet food. Her hors d’oeuvre’s are always interesting. Not to mention, she serves wine and last night, she also served frozen margarita’s, and strawberry margarita’s. I know after 2 glasses of wine, I was feeling pretty good, and having a fun relaxed time.
The beginning of the class, everyone is quiet, and doesn’t know anybody. People are being polite and using their best manners. Start drinking some wine, playing in the colors, and by the time the class is nearly over, everybody has their hands all over each other’s yarn,” ooooohing’ and ‘awwwwing’. Personalities start to open up, you start chatting and laughing with the classmates next and near to you. It turns into a fun time.
Len asked me how my class went. I told him, “I was with my people – my tribe.” lol. It’s true though!
I’ve been gathering supplies at garage sales to dye yarn; large pots, measuring cups, teaspoons, heat sources. It’s so messy, I don’t want to do it in the house. I’ve been waiting for cooler weather, so we can do it in the garage. We used a microwave as the heat source in this class.
This is Lauren’s yarn.; teal and grey and some olive.
My yarn; olive, purple, and pink.
I was so excited about my yarn, I made some fingerless gloves with it.
I like them. If you have an opportunity to attend a yarn dyeing class, I highly recommend it! We both had a great time. We both are really happy with our yarn. We’re also excited to get playing with dying some yarn this fall.
Happy Knitting Friends!