The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Sock Blank Dyeing - Sat PM - SOLD OUT

Saturday, October 21, 2017

2:00 - 5:00

Instructor: Amy Rooney

Class Fee: $100.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 17

0 Seats Available

About Seat Availability: The availability shown above does NOT A GUARANTEE that an actual seat is available to be purchased. Each registration will be verified after your purchase and if an over sale of seats occurs you will be notified and the price of the over sold seat will be refunded in it's entirety.

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Funky socks are fun! Ever thought of making your own? Then come spend the afternoon with Amy Rooney, the master dyer behind Vivid Fiber Arts yarns. You will learn the basics of applying and setting acid dyes on wool yarn, including safe materials handling and wool care. In addition, you will explore ways for making different color effects, and dye a pair of your very own.

No experience is necessary for this class. You can combine this class with the Saturday morning Gradient Dyeing class for a full day of colorful dyeing fun.

This class will feature a bit of standing time, but alternate arrangements can be made for students upon registration.

All dyes and chemicals are generally regarded as safe if used with appropriate precautions and protective equipment. There will be no dye powder in use in this class. If you have extreme skin sensitivity or a history of allergic skin reactions, please contact instructor to discuss before class. 

This class will be held outdoors under heated tents. Dressing in layers is advised. Don’t wear anything you wouldn’t mind becoming “unintentional colorful”.

All students should wear old clothing, no jewelry, and have hair tied back. This class will be held outdoors under tents. Dressing in layers is advised.

Level of Experience:  All levels

This class is being sponsored, in part, by the generosity of Vivid Fiber Arts (

Amy can be reached by email -

Materials Information

There is a $30 materials fee included in the registration fee.

Materials Provided by Instructor: Class Kits include: 100g superwash wool-blend yarn blank (double stranded), all dyes, auxiliaries, disposables, class handouts, charts, safety supplies, measuring and heat setting equipment. 

Materials Provided by Student: none.

Homework: There may be a pre-work video or information review via email to speed up class.

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