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class closed: Dirty Dyeing with Fiber Reactive Dyes

  • February 06, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • TWIL @ Manitou Art Center 513 Manitou Ave Manitou Springs, CO
  • 6


Get down and dirty with this immersion dyeing class that is a bit looser in approach.  Students will learn the basics of how to color fabric using a dye bath. It is a good introduction to the process of immersion dyeing, with no mathematical equations to create a reproduceable color. Color is free and loose.  Students will dye different types of fabric and yarn to see how each fiber accepts the color.    Student will walk away with color samples.

Materials fee: $25 for dyes, chemicals and fabric and yarn

Student supply list:





Card stock


Sharpie Marker

label stickers (optional)

Pinking shears (optional)

Number of hours for class: 4 hrs

Class Level: Fascination, all levels welcome

Member Price: $60

Non-Member Price: $70

Instructor: Melanie Audet

Instructor Bio:  Melanie Audet is originally from the Detroit area of Michigan.  She received a BA from Albion College and a  BFA from the Oregon College of Art and Craft, where she learned how to use synthetic dyes.  She has continued her education by learning the art of natural dyes. She is the owner and proprietor of Melanie Audet Limited Editions and Twig and Berry Dyes.   Her love for textiles is more of a compulsion and she loves to share this passion with others.

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