As you might have seen from our previous projects, we’ve been loving our partnership with Craftsy. It’s given us the opportunity to try out new techniques. Our final installment of the series is the The Art of Cloth Dyeing class with JaneDunnewold. This class comes at a time when ink-dyeing techniques have made a full circle in their trend cycle. No doubt you’ve been spying all the shibori and tie-dying going on? Well, this class provides you with the basic dyeing techniques to do all of that! And today you have the opportunity to win a spot in the class (click here for more info).
In the class you’ll learn the entire process of ink-dyeing like the following:
color-mixing and chemistry of fiber-reactive dyes
learning how fabrics will react to dyes and absorb color
the supplies you’ll need to do it all from home
basic fabric manipulations like rubber banding, folding, pleating
how to mix dyes
the science of calculating how much time to allow for the dyes to react, otherwise known as batching.
The secret to a fast and easy washout.
Some more advanced dyeing techniques (they’re so rad!)
Ashley came up with a fancy application to the cloth-dyed fabric by making a black and white cloth-dyed clutch that you can take out and about on the town. It’s lined with a pink linen and I love how it turned out!