Tue, 16 Apr | Opendrawer

Elements of Dyeing: Cellulose & Protein

Learn the nuts and bolts of dyeing in this class suitable for all levels of experience.
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Elements of Dyeing: Cellulose & Protein

Time & Location

16 Apr 2019, 10:00 am – 17 Apr 2019, 4:00 pm
Opendrawer, 1158 Toorak Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124, Australia

About This Workshop

Over 2 days students will learn dyeing techniques, exploring tips and tricks to dye both protein and cellulose fibres. This class is suitable for beginners and more experienced dyers looking to learn the nuts and bolts of the dyeing process.

These affordable ways to achieve the colours you might be looking for in a textile project include immersion dyeing, microwave dyeing, tie dyeing, graduation dyeing, and ice dying with results that always surprise you.

Students will be taking home a selection of yarns and fabrics with amazing colours and patterns, ready to use in their textile projects.

Skills you’ll learn:

  1. Understanding protein and cellulose fibres
  2. Different techniques and processes to dye protein and cellulose fibres
  3. Which dyes are suitable for protein and cellulose fibres

Date: Tuesday & Wednesday, April 16th & 17th, 2019.

Time: 10am to 4pm

Class fee: $310

Materials fee: $40 to be paid to tutor on the day - covers cost of dyes.

What to bring:

  • Pen/pencil note pad Pen/pencil & notepad
  • Rubber gloves
  • 3 x large clear refillable sauce bottles (available from craft stores and some supermarkets)
  • Plastic apron (and wear comfortable old clothes and shoes)
  • Glad wrap
  • Pack of Zip lock bags – sandwich size or bigger/ large jars/large plastic jars
  • 2 buckets
  • Cooking Salt
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • Materials to dye: Wool yarns, wool fabrics, silk fabric and yarn, laces, doilies, cotton fabric, synthetic fabrics etc.

Tutor details: Marcia King

Marcia is an experienced maker with expertise in Rug Hooking, Felting, Dyeing, Knitting, Embroidery, Crocheting, Leather work, Patchwork and Quilting. She has even dabbled in shoemaking. Marcia is a member of the Australian Rug Hookers Guild, Begonia Quilters, and the Victorian Feltmakers.

Picture credit: Marcia King

  • Elements of Dyeing

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