Sunday, 25 March 2012

Dyeing Workshop..

No, it wasn't like the Retirement Workshop I was sent on at work....

The dyeing workshop was run by Hazel from  Cotton Cocktails .  Thanks, Hazel, for a very exciting workshop.  The workshop was suitable for both beginners and the more experienced dyer - some people had brought threads to dye too and different cotton fabrics.  In the afternoon Hazel showed us how to dye silk scarves in the microwave - I didn't do that because its not very vegan.... but it was fascinating to watch and the other course members had terrific results.

We started with one of the primary colours in the cups, then added another to it....  We used magenta, turquoise and lemon yellow.

This was pink shaded, adding more water to each dye bath to make it lighter....


Here's me cutting up fabric....





I folded these two pieces into little wads and added colour

These were tray dyed - soaked in fixer first then drops of colour added



Rinsed, washed and hung out to dry

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This was folded into a wad and yellow and orange added

Tray dyed

Tray dyed

tray dyed

I tray dyed some turban cotton

This was pulled from the centre and string tied round then dye added in stripes... love the effect

This was folded into a wad and pink and turquoise added

This was rolled into a bun shape and yellow green and pink added - the green was a pale lime and doesn't show up much

yellow dye in a cup then turquoise dripped down the sides

ditto, but with magenta dripped down the sides

These are all the gradations of colours from the cup dyeing.  Four spoons of the primary colour in the front cup then three, two and one in subsequent cups and then one two and three spoons of another colour added to the next cups......

Three shades of pink

2 comments:

sandra wyman said...

Found your blog - thanks to Hazel. Looks like a fun workshop!

Gill said...

I love your dyed fabrics! I found you via Hazel's blog!