Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Kangaroo Dyer Workshop Updates

Here is the last word on the two separate individual workshoops I will run this summer in Greenfield.


Learn to dye protein fibers, such as wool and silk.

10-4:30 on Sunday, June 12, 2011 or on Saturday August 13, 2011

Downtown Fiber Art Center

278 Main Street 3rd floor

Greenfield, Mass. 01301

In this class, you will learn about acid dyes, learn to mix dye stock, and prepare fiber for dyeing. You will dye a gray scale with your prepared fiber and a 12 color progression. Time permitting, individual projects will conclude the day.

Students will come to class with 24 skeins/bundles of fiber prepared before class, as well as a materials list provided to students upon registration.

I will provide an assortment of dyes for use in class and experimentation.

For more information and to register go to http://www.fiberartstudios.com/apps/webstore/products/show/2380112

I hope this helps! Gail

Saturday, May 14, 2011


I will be teaching 2 one day workshops on Animal Protein Fiber Dyeing. The first one is Sunday, June 12, 2011 and the second is Saturday, August 13, 2011. Each one runs from 10 am to 4:30 pm, at CherScapes on Main Street in Greenfield, MA 01301. Limited spaces available. For more information or to register go to http://www.fiberartstudios.com/apps/webstore/products/show/2380112

Friday, April 1, 2011


TAX DAY GIVE AWAY - After visiting my Etsy shop (www.etsy.com/shop/kangaroodyer) or my web site (www.kangaroodyer.com) write a note on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Gail.Callahan.The.Kangaroo.Dyer) and you will be entered in a drawing for a Skein of Yarn AND my book 'Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece' on April 18th. The winner will receive the book and the skein mentioned in the Facebook note. Enter as often as you like.

Where has the time gone! That's a familiar lament for all of us I suspect. At any rate, I've been busy dyeing, creating, thinking - new yarns, new colorways, the start of a new book (planning and thinking stages, only) and a new Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Gail.Callahan.The.Kangaroo.Dyer) to separate my personal page from the business aspects of what I do.

So little time, so much to do........

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I hope your holiday was as joyous and special as mine and that the New Year brings you Peace, Happiness and Prosperity.
Still time to sign up for a Two Day Workshop on Dyeing ! I will be teaching a basic 2 day workshop on dyeing in Greenfield, MA January 22-23 2011, at 278 Main Street Suite 307. Tuition is $200. A non-refundable $50 fee is required at sign up. Contact me by email at kangaroodyer@comcast.net for more information and to signup.

Sign up for the next Sock Club. First mailing will be @ January 15, 2011.

So little time, so much to do........

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The third Sock Club mailing is complete. 'Marine' is on its way! Be sure to sign up for the January Club . The first yarn will be in the mail on January 15, 2011. This is a great stocking stuffer!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Gail Callahan Announces

Kangaroo Dyer Basic Workshop
January 22-23 2011: 9-3
278 Main Street Suite 307
Greenfield, Mass 01301
Course Content

What to expect from Protein fibers.
The elements that affect dye color.
Preparing Fiber for Dyeing
Stock Solution
Storing Dyes
Study the color grid and discuss the components of successful composition.
Mixing colors using the pure primaries: red, yellow and blue.
$200 - $50 is required at registration and is non-refundable. Materials list will be supplied as well as homework requirements. All details will be available mid December 2010 by contacting me at kangaroodyer@comcast.net.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Sock Club

I have opened up the sign ups for the January 2011 Sock club today because of popular demand. In my defense, I can categorically state that at least I waited till after Thanksgiving to become enmeshed in the Holiday Frenzy! I will not, however, let Black Friday spoil my view of what Thanksgiving and the upcoming Christmas Season means and I shall continue to practice random acts of kindness and delight in the responses of my fellow travellers in this realm we occupy.
I hope yesterday brought you all a sense of comfort and thanksgiving for the many blessings afforded each of us. Whether you celebrated quietly or in a large gathering, I hope you found the tranquility and inner peace that you needed.
The best is yet to come......
Best, Gail