Red, Yellow, Purple, Blue: Exploring Extracts for Dyeing
In this class we will explore how to make a color way: five different dyes extracts, five different color ways! Reds, yellows, purples, blues! We will cover some color theory, the history of the dyes, the mordanting process, the dyeing process, and how to weigh and measure the fiber and dyes. We will also create and dye with an indigo vat to over-dye with each color as well as get a gradation of blues. During the time things are "cooking", we will do some shibori work which we will dye in indigo. Students will take home many samples, dyeing instructions, information on each dye used, and source lists on where to get them.
Length: 1 Day