Dyeing your own fabric is a little addictive and a whole lot of fun! Every piece of dyed fabric is an exciting surprise. Even though we will work with a limited dye palette, you’ll be amazed by the variety of colours that can be produced. We’ll be spending time learning and experimenting with colour theory. After dyeing, you’ll have a much better understanding of why certain colours work well with others. Get a taste of fabric dyeing in this introductory class.
40 Harvest Glen Rise Northeast, Calgary, AB, Canada
This class is a “taste” of the basics of fabric dyeing. The dyeing method has been worked to make the process super simple. Students will be introduced to colour theory and how 2 dye colours combine to make new colours. Students will be dyeing 18 Fat Quarters (4.5 meters) of fabric. Class cost $100. All fabrics, dyes and chemicals included.
dye a 3 step value gradation of a single colour to learn some basic fabric dyeing techniques.
dye a 3 step colour gradation using 2 fabric dye
dye a 5 step colour gradation using 2 fabrics (red-yellow, yellow-blue or blue-red) to learn how to measure and combine dyes
dye a 6 step value gradation
have opportunity to play with their final Fat Quarter and use a dye colour they haven’t used yet.
Students may have opportunity to dye additional FQ of fabric for $5 each
All dye supplies – fabric, dyes, chemicals will be provided.
Students will be required to bring the following items to class. These are not supplied in the cost of the class.
“messy clothes” including shoes that you won’t mind getting covered with dye drips
Apron – optional but recommended
Gloves. Kitchen rubber gloves work well.
4 liter ice cream pail or bowl of similar size for dyeing fabrics
Medium Zip Lock bags or plastic or glass sealable containers (to hold about 2 cups) - 24
Large tub or bucket that don’t leak to carry dyed fabric home.