Dyeing the Rainbow
Class Length: 6 hours
Learn the art of dye mixing to create a rainbow palette of hand-dyed fabrics.
We will focus on color mixing dyes using six primary colors (2 reds, 2 blues, 2 yellows) and black. I mix 95% of my colors from those seven dyes. We will start out with my formulas, mixing a 12 step color wheel from 3 primary colors using Procion MX fiber reactive dyes. The goal is to give you a resource for creating your own formulas.
This class will cover mixing dyes and chemical solutions, low water immersion dye techniques, measuring and recording dye mixes, working with the color wheel, creating tints and shades, and mixing across the color wheel to create wonderfully rich neutrals.
I discuss basic color theory to help guide your experiments and provide handouts that I use in my studio to record my color mixes and dye experiments. We will be dyeing LOTS of fabric - the recommendation of at least 24 pieces of fabric is the Minimum you will want to bring!
Skills and Skill levels required for class
This class is designed for both the beginner and intermediate dyers. The more you already know about dyes, the further you can go in the class.
Lab Fee: $10.00
Lab fee includes: