In February, the Guild enjoyed a day-long dye workshop by members Pat and Jasna in the dye studio at the Cultural Arts Center. Participants ‘mixed’ the percentages of commercial yellow, red and blue dyes on cotton squares to create a swatch book of colors–and the recipes to obtain those colors. Each participant left with a binder bursting with color, either to replicate exactly or to use as a starting point for other dyes and fabrics. Here’s a photo-story of the day.
With the yellow, red and yellow/reds already dyed, participants finished the dyeing process for the recipe book by putting all cotton swatches into two separate blue dye baths of varied percentages. Then they stirred and stirred and stirred.
Close up of dyeing process in the bath. . .
The colors after rinsing. . .
Sorting the dried and ironed swatches by code. . .
Assembling the finished book. . .
Thank you, Pat and Jasna!