Total Time: 33 mins 30 secs
Learn the basics of natural dyeing in this two-part course, enabling you to create fabrics and garments in your very own original hues. Kristine uses all natural dyes in her process, and she discusses how to create a variety of shades by using different dyes, fabrics and dye bath times. In the first part of this class, you will learn how to work with silk, a protein fiber, dyeing it a lovely purple shade with Logwood. In the second part, you will learn how to work with cellulose fibers, dyeing a pair of cotton socks red using Madder extract.
Part 1:Natural Dyeing: How to Dye Silk and Other Protein Fibers
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.
Part 2:Natural Dyeing: How to Dye Cotton and Other Cellulose Fibers
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.
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