If everyone in our group had been able to come there would have been 9-10 so we really needed a large space. It was experimental and I wasn't sure if it would all come off as I hoped. Well it did !!!
I had wanted to do it in my old greenhouse. There's cold water and means to heat water. The two long tables were left over from days of the nursery and I added two 4' square tables so we had four stations... I bought just about every color available in the liquid Rit collection, printed off their color mixing chart for everyone, bought numerous containers, brushes, rubber gloves, etc. And any spills would be no problem... I had racks set up outside the greenhouse for drying.
Below is one of the square tables with a dollar-store "party tray" filled many colors for painting lace and the other table had setup for individual color mixing.
We definitely want to do it again a couple times more before winter (no heat in greenhouse) and try dyeing some silk and overdyeing some DMC thread as well as more laces and trims.
Everyone brought a sack lunch and we ate in the gazebo afterwards. The giant old Alba roses are in full glory and everyone enjoyed the garden as well... Only Kathy F. had a hole in her glove and went home with one very blue finger...