KAWS 2023 Statewide Dye Day on Sunday, June 11, 2023
Each participant who comes to Dye Day will have the opportunity to dye two pre-wetted 4-oz skeins of protein fiber (alpaca, wool, cashmere, silk, etc. or silk scarves, in any combination totaling 8 oz) to dye with acid dyes.
Once all participants dye their 8 ounces, we will allow additional fiber to be dyed as supplies and time allow. We will have options to steam fiber or cook it in microwaves. The options available allow for even colored, resist, and/or variegated dyeing techniques to be used. All materials (aside from fiber) will be supplied, and the fiber will be taken home in ziplock bags to be washed the next day at home.
Previous to the dye day and KAWS, we will email out instructions to those who signed up, with details so everyone understands how the dye day will work. Each participant will be provided with a handout to guide them through the procedure that day and they can take it home for reference. Volunteers will be on hand to guide the process as well.
We will be dyeing indoors at Art Love Studios near downtown Lawrence, at 616 Vermont street. This is an indoor facility with a bathroom available. Participants will provide their own lunch (there are lots of nearby restaurants as this is downtown). On street parking is available (parking is free on Sunday), with a parking garage a block away for overflow. Both a ramp and stairs are available to enter the facility.
The fee for Dye Day is $25 per person – be sure to check the box when you register for the conference!