Jane Dunnewold

The Art of Cloth Dyeing

Jane Dunnewold
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Meet Jane Dunnewold and find out why cloth dyeing is both thrifty and rewarding.
Jane teaches the principles of color mixing and chemistry of fiber-reactive dyes. You'll learn how to mix and test your dyes and which components are non-negotiable.
Make the most out of your fabrics by learning how different natural fibers react to dyes and absorb color.
Learn about what you need to safely dye fabric at home and prepare for an easy clean up.
You'll learn a series of easy fabric manipulation techniques: pleating, folding, rubber bands and so on.
Learn the correct proportions of dye, water, soda ash and salt. You'll never waste dye or time after mastering these techniques.
Learn about batching, the science of calculating how much time to allow for dyes to fully react and be absorbed into the fabric.
Jane shares the secret for fast and easy washout. Open up your bundles and see what your dye job created!
Explore trickier fabric manipulations or resist techniques, including wood shapes, plexiglass pipe and bubble wrap. Jane shows some tricks for working with larger pieces.
We'll play with dye in this lesson: stacking color, pouring color, and the challenges of upcycling materials of unknown fiber content.
Learn how overdyeing works, the concept of saturation in fabric dyeing, and how to evaluate whether an extra dye bath will work and how to choose colors and techniques.
Explore lots of ways to use your new dye skills on new and existing garments, home decor, repurposed clothing, appropriated materials and many other cool things.
 
 
12 Lessons
4  hrs 2  mins

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.

Jane Dunnewold

Jane Dunnewold says she got interested in dyeing and printing fabrics because every time she opened the fabric bundles it was like opening a birthday present. Jane runs Art Cloth Studios in San Antonio, Texas. She strongly believes in the endless possibilities of color. Jane's first book, Complex Cloth, was published by Martingale in 1996 and is still in print and used as a textbook around the world. Art Cloth: A Guide to Surface Design on Fabric was published by Interweave in 2010.

Jane Dunnewold

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