Spinning Tuesdays: Dyeing with Deb Menz

This past weekend I took a 3-day dye class with Deb Menz. I am still recovering. She completely cracked my brain open about dyeing color. I’ve perused her books   but I find it hard to learn solely from a book, especially about a topic that intimidates me.

This class was intense, 2 full dyeing days and an entire day assembling a 33 page dye book.

Here’s a quick photo essay of the class:

Deb talks about process
We had four dyeing stations and Beth let us make a mess
We dyed lots of mini skeins in quart jars
The Spin Doctor interviewed Deb for her podcast
We hung our mini skeins everywhere to dry
Many sample sheets make a book
We went home with 400 different samples to ponder
Deb explains how to use the dye book

Deb told us that she’s winding up her days as a traveling teacher. If you get the chance to take a class from her do it, it will be the most exhausting and fulfilling 3 days that you’ve ever treated yourself to.

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Jillian is the​ author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor​ of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts. She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing. Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com

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