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Learn how to hand-dye your own fabrics, decorative fibers and threads to achieve uncommon and unique results using Procion MX fiber reactive cold water dyes

Have you registered yet for the Assemblage Hand-Dyeing Online Workshop?

Don’t leave it too late! This workshop begins Monday 17th July and you definitely won’t want to miss it!

Registration is now closed however you can sign up here for the Wait List to be notified when this workshop reopens in January 2018.

This workshop was originally scheduled for 8 weeks – but I’ve now add a free bonus lesson for week 9. Here’s what’s included:

Lesson Overview

  • Week One: Getting Started
    Overview of supplies, color theory, color wheel dyeing
    Learn how to create your own personalized color wheel
  • Week Two: Dyeing Techniques for Fabric
    Gradations, Color Runs, Overdyeing
  • Week Three: Dyeing Techniques for Thread and Other Fabric Embellishments
    Thread, Ribbon, Lace, Decorative Fibers, Cord, Silk Cocoons & Carrier Rods
  • Week Four: Assemblage Dyeing Techniques
    Low Water Immersion, No Water Immersion
  • Week Five: Assemblage Dyeing Techniques
    Parfait, Ice, Snow/Faux Snow
  • Week Six: Assemblage Dyeing Techniques
    Shibori/Tie Dye, Microwave
  • Week Seven: Assemblage Dyeing Techniques
    Tray Dyeing
  • Week Eight: Assemblage Dyeing Techniques
    Faux Natural Dyeing

Free Bonus Lesson

Week Nine: Acid Dyeing using Procion MX cold water dyes (for silk and wool)
Did you know that Procion MX cold water dyes can also be used as an acid dye?
Although traditional acid dyes are best suited for dyeing wool, both silk and wool can be dyed quite successfully using Procion MX cold water dyes using citric acid instead of soda ash. In this free bonus lesson I’ll show you how. (Microwave steamer or stove-top steamer required)

So what exactly is Assemblage Hand-Dyeing?

This is a term I use to describe the way that I love to hand-dye using a collection of different fabrics, decorative fibers and threads in cotton, silk, and rayon, that are hand-dyed using the same colorway but with unexpected and uncommon results every time.

It’s almost hard to believe that all these fabrics and threads were dyed using the same dyes. But yes, this bundle was the result of a little faux snow dyeing I did recently, and is a great example of Assemblage Hand-Dyeing. Even though every piece looks different, they have a relationship and connection through the use of the same dyebath.

Hand-Dyeing for Unique and Uncommon Results

Get Started Quickly and Easily

If you’re new to hand-dyeing and not sure if it’s something you’ll ever do again, or if you’re not sure you want to make the investment in all the dye supplies that are needed, I’ll be including a Quick Start Guide which will get you started hand-dyeing Assemblage-style using only four dyes which is a significant cost-saving in dye supplies. With only four dye colors you can still create all the colors under the sun and then some more. Just like this …

Hand-Dyeing for Unique and Uncommon Results

Worried about your fabric not being perfectly hand-dyed?

Then sorry, this isn’t the class for you.

In the very first lesson we’re going to take the word “perfection”, throw it out the window, then kick it to the curb. Then we’re going to change the way we view hand-dyeing and learn to see the beauty of our hand-dyed fabrics and decorative fibers in all their perfect imperfectness.

Join Me!

I’ve been enraptured with hand-dyeing for over 30 years and I never tire of seeing the beautiful and unique fabrics that emerge from my dyebaths. My desire is that I can pass on this feeling of excitement on to you so that you can see what I see every time I look at a piece of hand-dyed fabric.

Register Now so you have plenty of time to gather your supplies before class begins on 17th July.

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