Beginning with a full fleece, you will learn proper skirting, sorting, and scouring techniques as you prepare the fiber for dyeing. The applying of color to protein fibers before the fibers are spun is easy and fun. First, learn step-by-step how to use the dyes (lanaset) and dye your fibers in a dyepot. A color wheel is used as a reference to figure out how to mix your own colors and create your own dye formulas. A second approach to applying color on fibers is to directly paint dye onto unspun roving; you will also learn how to use painted fibers to create complex, repeatable multi-colored yarns.