Natural Dyeing
Beginner | 33 min 30 sec
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Natural Dyeing
Part 1:
Natural Dyeing: How to Dye Silk and Other Protein Fibers
A Verb for Keeping Warm
Using natural plant extracts, learn to dye a beautiful silk scarf with Kristine Vejar. You will learn the ins and outs of working with silk and other protein fibers like wool, including how to prepare fabric for dyeing, and how to create desired colors and shades using natural extracts. Once you understand the basics of the process, you’ll have all the tools you need to experiment with natural dyes and protein fibers.
 
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Natural Dyeing: How to Dye Cotton and Other Cellulose Fibers
A Verb for Keeping Warm
Learn the basics of dyeing cotton and other cellulose fibers—a process that is similar to dyeing protein fibers, but is just different enough to merit its own lesson. In this class, Kristine shares her passion for working with natural plant extracts to create beautiful shades of red using Madder. She shows you how to prepare cotton for dyeing and how to create a dye bath, sharing expert tips along the way. With this method, you can dye a single pair of socks or a whole pot for friends.
Learn the basics of dyeing cotton and other cellulose fibers—a process that is similar to dyeing protein fibers, but is just different enough to merit its own lesson. In this class, Kristine shares her passion for working with natural plant extracts to create beautiful shades of red using Madder. She shows you how to prepare cotton for dyeing and how to create a dye bath, sharing expert tips along the way. With this method, you can dye a single pair of socks or a whole pot for friends. Learn how to:
  • Scour and mordant cotton goods for dyeing
  • Record dye process in journal
  • Create a wheat bath for cotton material
  • Mix and match dyes to create custom colors
  • Create a dye bath
  • Dye cotton fabric
  • Wash and rinse dyed goods
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Bernice Keller
Great explanation of steps.
More than 3 months ago
Bernice Keller
Good instructions! Easy to listen to.
More than 3 months ago
Angela Turner
We only got to see one color. A class with a variety of natural dye types/colors would be better.
More than 3 months ago