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Dye the Colour Wheel with Acid Dyes

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Dye the Colour Wheel with Acid Dyes


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Description: Learn the basics of immersion dyeing and colour mixing using WashFast Acid dyes on wool. Students will work together to dye up to 96 samples consisting of 6 step DOS scales for 6 primary colours and all the possible combinations of 2 primaries to make 12 samples of each secondary colour and 24 Tertiary colours. Safety, good measuring and record keeping practices and basic colour theory will also be covered. You will leave the workshop with a completed sample book. All equipment and supplies will be provided.

NB: Acid dyes are for protein fibres such as wool, silk, mohair, and alpaca; if you are interested in dyeing cellulose fibres such as cotton, tencel and bamboo a different class of dyes known as Fibre Reactive is required with very different procedures. A workshop on these dyes may be arranged in the future.

Prerequisite: None

Students should bring: comfortable shoes, apron or smock, gloves (if you prefer non-disposable ones), lunch if possible as we will be taking smaller breaks rather than a longer lunch break. Pen and paper if desired for notes.

Materials Fee: $25 includes all dyes and assistants, sample skeins, sample mounting materials, calculation sheets, disposable gloves.



Map Ottawa Valley Weavers' and Spinners' GuildHeartwood House, 404 McArthur Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1K 1G8, Canada
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