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Dirty Dyeing with Fiber Reactive Dyes - On-Line

  • December 31, 2020
  • On-Line



Get down and dirty with this immersion dyeing class, a bit looser in approach than creating reproduceable colors.  Students will learn the basics of how to safely color fabric using a dye bath and fiber reactive dyes, specifically procion mx dyes. It is a good introduction to dye safety and the process of immersion dyeing with no mathematical equations to create a reproduceable color. Color is free and loose and open to interpretation.   Regardless of your project, this class is a foundational class and a good introduction to the world of dyeing.   

Student supply list:

  • Apron
  • Mask
  • Gloves
  • Notebook
  • procion mx dyes, purchased on line from Dharma Trading Co., Pro Chemical and Dye, Dick Blick  or from you local art store.
  • Fabric, either cellulose (cottons, rayons, bamboos etc) or silks
  • Sharpie Marker
  • label stickers (optional)
  • Pinking shears (optional)
  • Equipment necessary for this class is reviewed in the first lesson.  

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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