Each year, the Guild offers fiber arts workshops which are open exclusively to members of the Northern Colorado Weavers Guild. Workshop offerings are one of the many benefits of becoming a member of the guild. Click here to learn more about becoming a member!
One of the workshops offered in 2023 was Botanical Dyeing Basics with local instructor TeDi Jansen. In this class, participants learned how to use a variety different natural dye materials to dye yarn samples. The natural dye stuffs used included Hopi Black Sunflower which can be grown in your garden, Cochineal which is only available in certain parts of the world, Rabbit Brush which grows abundantly here in Northern Colorado, and Red Onion skins which you can find at your local grocery store!
Class participants went home with new knowledge, experiences, yarn samples, and a silk scarf dyed with fresh indigo!
TeDi offers workshops at her farm in North Fort Collins, sells project kits, fiber tools, and homemade soaps! To learn more about her classes and other offerings, visit her website.