Sunday, August 2, 2015


The following information is for the dye workshop on August 8 (there will be no guild meeting other than this workshop). Registration for this workshop closed a few weeks ago so that supplies and preparations could be made. If you are registered, we are looking forward to seeing you at the wokrshop. If you are not registered, we hope you'll enjoy reading about what will be happening at the workshop. Maybe you'll want to join in next time!

After the workshop, watch this blog, the guild's facebook page, and the guild's Ravelry page for photos from the workshop!

From Debbie Scott, GBFG Workshop Chairperson

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, beginning @10:00 a.m.

Parking: Due to the workshop being held at Karen’s home, and the large number of people (28) signed up,we are asking workshop participants to please park in the parking lot where the vacant Pier 1 is, located on Hwy 31 in Vestavia (1441 Montgomery Highway). This is a large parking lot, we will be shuttling workshop participants to Karen’s home from there and we will be bringing you back. This will make it easier for all of us. This is adjacent to the Diplomat Deli (more people may be familiar with the  location of the Diplomat). Coincidentally, the Diplomat will be catering our lunch. Please do NOT to park in front of Diplomat Deli.

What to wear: COOL and old comfortable clothes, apron if desired. Your clothes may get stained! You will be standing on concrete for a length of time, so wear comfortable shoes.
What to bring: Pair of rubber gloves, large old bath towel, at least two large trash bags to carry home your sock blanks.

GBFG will be catering lunch from the Diplomat Deli. There will be chicken salad and a vegetarian option, along with chips, cookie, and bottled water. If you have any dietary restrictions, such as gluten or dairy, we ask that you bring your own. If you desire to have something else to drink besides water, bring that. (All food and water will be consumed away from the workshop area at lunchtime, never eat and dye from the same dishes or in the same place).

WORKSHOP: We will be providing each workshop participant 2-sock blanks for you to work with. The acid dyes have been prepared and are waiting for you in liquid form. These dyes are non-toxic as long as they are diluted in water. We want you to have fun!

Due to the large number of participants, we are asking that everyone be prompt, as we need to get started on time. We also ask that you be respectful to those who are leading the workshop, as it may be difficult to hear directions otherwise. This will help everyone! 

We will shuttle you back to your car at the end of the workshop or when you need to go. 

Looking forward to seeing all of you! 


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