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The Art of Cloth Dyeing

with Jane Dunnewold
Whether you seek to create your own fabric, give new life to old items or just play with colors, The Art of Cloth Dyeing is the class for you.

Join fiber artist Jane Dunnewold for a detailed and joyous exploration of color. You'll learn how to use fiber-reactive dyes and chemicals safely and effectively. You'll explore beginning and advanced resist methods, discover the secret to fast and easy washout, and salvage mistakes. Jane explains how dye bonds to different fabrics and how to create multicolored effects and patterns without muddying your colors. Achieve seductively rich colors that don't fade or run, whether you're creating the perfect fabric for a project or revamping thrift-store finds. 


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Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet Jane Dunnewold and find out why cloth dyeing is both thrifty and rewarding.


Lesson 2. Working With Dyes


Lesson 3. All About Fabric


Lesson 4. Supplies


Lesson 5. Basic Fabric Manipulations


Lesson 6. Mixing Dyes


Lesson 7. Color Contact


Lesson 8. The Washout


Lesson 9. Advanced Fabric Manipulations


Lesson 10. Themes & Variations


Lesson 11. Overdyeing


Lesson 12. Using Your Dyeing Skills

"So informative and enjoyable. I learned so much even though I have done dyeing courses in the past. I have always 'glazed over' when it came to understanding the chemistry but Jane explained everything so well and the section on overdyeing has answered a lot of my previous questions on how colours react. Can't wait to get started and will post pictures as soon as I have some dyed pieces. Thank you so much for such a fabulous class."
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