Kenyon College

Weaving Workshop Session One – Natural Dyes

September 17, 2017 1:00pm – 5:00pm

In response to the exhibition Warp: War Rugs of Afghanistan, “Weaving Workshop Session One: Natural Dyes” examines the use of natural dyes in Afghan rugs. Using unprocessed wool fiber, participants will gather local plants and prepare communal dye baths.  The finished wool will be hung to dry at the BFEC for later pick-up or can be used during session two for tapestry weaving. A collaboration between the Gund Gallery and the Brown Family Environmental Center, the “Weaving Workshop” series underscores the ingenuity and artistry required to produce hand-woven rugs.

Weaving Workshop Session One – Natural Dyes

Sunday, September 17 1:00-5:00PM
Brown Family Environmental Center
9781 Laymon Road, Gambier, Ohio 43022
Instructor: Raeschell Noonen 

About the Instructor: Raeschell Noonen began her fiber art training by learning to knit in elementary school, then making her own clothing in junior high school. Pottery, painting, sewing, and design were part of her high school and college curriculum. Once her five children were raised, she put a few llamas and alpacas in her backyard and started her own fiber art business in Mount Vernon. She teaches weaving at Kenyon College and has a schedule of classes in weaving, spinning, felting and dyeing at her shop, Nimby Acre Fiber Art.


Nimby Acre Fiber Art
227 S. Main Street, Mount Vernon, OH 43050


Seats are limited to 15 participants. Session is now full. Please look for future workshops as they are announced.


Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.


Carola De Pascuale

This is Carola S. De Pascuale. I am so sorry but I wont be able to attend. There are other pressing matters that I have to attend to.

7 days ago
Caroline Culbert

Hi Kathryn, yes, the class enrollment is limited to 15 and filled rather quickly. If you would like to be added to the waitlist please email us at and give us your contact information. That way we can let you know if a space opens up. And do keep an eye out for emails about our upcoming classes!

2 weeks ago
kathryn l edwards

I would like to attend and have taken a class in weaving at Kenyon. Notice of workshop just posted on allemp but link says class is full???

3 weeks ago
Caroline Culbert

Hi Eliza, we will be happy to add you to the waitlist and we will email you if a spot opens up.

3 weeks ago
Eliza Ablovatski

Hi, I am very frustrated. First it wouldn’t open, then it opened with all the slots already filled, with many people having signed up twice (for themselves and a friend). I would like to be put on a waitlist or added to the class, please!

3 weeks ago
Caroline Culbert

Hi Philip, you can sign yourself and a friend up at the same time. See you at the workshop!

3 weeks ago

when the rsvp opens, will I be able to sign up myself and a friend, or will they have to sign themself up?

3 weeks ago
Caroline Culbert

Hi Carola,

We would love to have you! The registration for this workshop will open Monday, September 4th at noon. Pull up this page at that time and use the registration link that will appear to sign up. If you have any trouble you can call the Gallery at 740-427-5972.

3 weeks ago
Carola De Pascuale

I would like to attend the workshop

4 weeks ago