Monday, November 03, 2014
Introduction to Immersion Dyeing
Tabby Tree Weaver hosted a class on Immersion Dyeing of Protein Fibers and I was the instructor! Three students took the class and we were able to get lots of samples dyed--the first set showed depth of shade, or the range of color (light, medium, and dark), from a single dye color. The second set of samples were color blends. We started with yellow, magenta, and blue dye solutions and blended them to make new colors. Jean Marie added drops of magenta and yellow to the blue to make a "smokey" blue. Ellen added yellow to the blue in search of the perfect teal for her rugs. Cindi mixed different amounts of the blue and magenta to make some lovely violets! We ran out of time and didn't get to dye any of the fibers the students brought--it's amazing how fast time flies when you are busy! Thank you to all who came and dyed! It's a wonderful, addictive fiber art!