Painting a Warp to Weave
Painting a Warp to Weave

Painting a Warp to Weave

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Registration begins June 15th. 

Thursday October 17

9:00am- 1:00

Skill Level: Beginner

Location: Cumberland County Museum, 150 Church St. 

Cost: $110

In this class, we'll be discovering color play on warps! In this class we'll explore winding the warp, prepping the fibre for dye and discussing color interaction. Using our broad pallet of acid powder dyes you'll create a one of a kind colored warp of your own. We'll play with techniques and various setting processes. You'll leave the class with a new appreciation for color and your own hand dyed warp for a scarf. You will be winding your own warp for a scarf, in Brigadoon Fiber Farm’s Fireside wool, in this class. All materials are provided. Warp is suitable for rigid heddle or floor looms. 

Please wear clothing suitable for working with dye, tie backs for long hair and bring an apron. Each student is asked to bring a facemask as well.

Instructor Bio: Rachel Dalton is a lifelong fiber artist working in multiple mediums. Following graduation from Algonquin College with an Advanced Diploma in Museum Studies, Rachel worked as Director and Collections Manager in museums and has sold her historical costumes internationally to historical institutions and associations. With an interest in historical reproduction and fiber uses, Rachel focused on historical manufacturing methods and applications. She is a self-taught weaver, spinner, dyer and knitter. She runs and owns Brigadoon Fiber Farm, an Alpaca farm producing some of the finest alpaca fiber in New Brunswick, where she breeds high quality alpaca and sheep. Rachel is passionate about sharing her craft through teaching workshops and supplying heirloom quality wearable textiles, fiber art kits, weaving supplies, hand painted yarns, roving and alpaca products which are now being sold in studios and shops across Canada and through her business on site at Brigadoon Fiber Farm. She strives to provide a product that is ethically sourced, ecofriendly and from “sheep to shawl”. Rachel has recently expanded her studio to include a production AVL loom and currently working towards her Master Weaver's through Old's College.

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