We'll cover everything you need to know about dyeing plant fibers - cotton, linen, tencel, rayon, hemp and silk - using fiber reactive dyes. These dyes are readily available and can be purchased online from ProChem, Jacquard or Dharma, or locally from EarthGuild in Asheville. Or you can pay the materials fee and the instructor will mail them to you. We'll begin by soaking your pre-washed fabric, garments or yarn in a soda ash mixture and mixing your dyes with hot water and urea. You'll learn ways to fold, tie or clamp your fabric and then squirt or pour dye onto your materials, or simply place them in a pot. You will leave everything to soak for 24 hours, and on Day 2 we'll cover how to rinse, wash and set your newly-dyed fabric.
For virtual class, participants supply all equipment, and may purchase dye from instructor, will need to be shipped 5 days before class begins.
Materials Fee: $15
Students should bring: Pre-washed fabric or yarn, a bucket for soaking, saran wrap, clamps, string, rubber bands, plastic bags, gloves, apron.
Note: students who take this class in person only need to bring their fabric or yarn; all other supplies are available in the Local Cloth studio.
Registration: Members $35, Non-members $45
Instructor: Judi Jetson
408 Depot StreetAsheville, NC 28801
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