Thursday, October 8, 2015

Dyeing Cellulose Fibers

Sunday, October 11

© Monica Artwear

© Monica Artwear

Cotton, linen, ramie, rayon, tencel (and a few more) are all part of our spinning arsenal. We tend to use them less than protein fibers, and they generally aren't as available. Roving is often limited to bleached and unbleached, and we all know how we love color.

Monica will be showing us how to fix that. She is an amazing dyer, and will be showing you some examples of her work. She will present an overview of dyeing with Procion MX dyes that are used for cotton, linen, rayon and silk, with the emphasis on cotton. Samples will include cotton fiber–both lint and roving, and already spun yarn, and small pieces of fabric. She will will discuss the chemicals used, safety and the process, demonstrating examples for low water immersion and hand painting dyeing. 

© Monica Artwear

© Monica Artwear

1 comment:

  1. My dye day will be on Saturday October 17th at 1:00. Unfortunately I won't be at the October guild meeting, but a PDF notice will be sent out by Amanda to our members. ~Doreen