Fabric Dyeing and Playing with Color

Playing with color is one of my favorite things to do, particularly when hand-dyeing. Mixing and blending different colors to create brand new colors is magical, and even after 30 years of hand-dyeing I’m still always excited to see the results.
During these last few weeks I’ve been leading a new batch of students through the basic process of hand-dyeing and it’s been so much fun to see the beautiful fabrics and fibers that they’re producing. Here’s some of the highlights so far.
Color Wheels
Color theory and color wheels are the foundation of hand-dyeing. Once you know the theory, a world of color is at your finger-tips.
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing
Value Gradations
Manipulating color to create tints produces beautiful gradations.
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing
Color Runs
Color runs are one of my personal favorite ways to create unique color palettes.
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing
Threads & Fibers
Hand-dyeing your own threads and fibers is fun and easy.
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing
So now that the basics have been covered, this week the fun really begins as we learn how to use all that knowledge to create beautiful one-of-a-kind hand-dyed fabric and fiber collections – assemblage-style.
Assemblage Hand-Dyeing

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