Dyeing Reproducibly: A Chemists Guide to Consistent Color

About Dyeing Reproducibly: A Chemists Guide to Consistent Color

Have you ever dyed some fiber and fallen in love with the outcome, only to be saddened that you have NO idea how to achieve that magic again? Then it's time to learn how to dye for reproducible color results, and the key is to think like a scientist (without actually being one!)

First, we'll discuss different types of dyes and how they work, with a focus on fiber-reactive dyes. We'll examine a wide range of factors which can affect the dyeing outcomes, and look at examples of how they can vary the color results. We'll talk about how to handle all of the materials safely, cover necessary equipment, and learn some good "laboratory" practices for working with our dyestuffs. Finally, the biggest key to reproducibility is good note taking, so we'll go through tips and techniques for setting up a dyeing notebook.

Handouts will be provided with plenty of "cheat sheets" to make the math easier. So whether you dye for weaving, spinning, knitting, embroidery or even sewing, with these techniques you will be dyeing like a pro!

This class is limited to 50 students.

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Teens and Adults

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All Levels

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Single 3-hour session on Sunday, July 9, at 2 pm ET | 11 am PT | 18:00 UTC.

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Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recording of the class.

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Dyeing Reproducibly: A Chemists Guide to Consistent Color
Jen Weber

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Jen Weber

Jen Weber

Jen has been a fiber addict since the early 2000s. Her background in mathematics heavily influences her love of pattern, and she strives to translate such “heavy” topics into understandable projects for all of her students.

MAFA - The MidAtlantic Fiber Association

MAFA - The MidAtlantic Fiber Association

The MidAtlantic Fiber Association (MAFA) represents and supports a community of fiber arts guilds in the greater Mid-Atlantic region.

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