Hip Hip HOORAY! I’ve launched my Dyeing 104: Multicolor Silk class!!!! This class has been a long time coming, partly because I wasn’t sure exactly how I wanted to cover everything. I kept thinking of more things to add to the class, it got a little overwhelming in my brain! In the end, I decided to go for it and put it all in there!
In this class I cover how to dye truly beautiful multicolor silk fabric and scarves, using exactly the same chemicals & dyes that I use dyeing cotton. We will cover both exploring color theory to create new multicolor palettes and I will share the “secret recipes” for 22 of my most favorite multicolor palettes that I’ve used to dye and sell literally 1000s of scarves! I’ve spent over 18 years perfecting my low water immersion dyeing techniques to create stunning pieces of multicolor fabric…and although each piece is truly one-of-a-kind, my methods allow me to mix the same colors over and over again, and I can manipulate the fabric in a certain manner and predict what it’s going to look like with accuracy. Now, I am anxious to share these methods with you so you too can create glorious, multicolor silk with intention!
Once we’ve covered the ins and outs of silk fabric weave and weight, along with how the dyeing process works, I use dyeing tints to explain the concept of DOS/OWG:
After covering the basics of dyeing, we dye color wheels which will allow you to expand your knowledge of color theory, and stretch your understanding of color influence. I then teach you 7 completely different LWI techniques that span the gamut of control over the outcome; from lots of control over where the colors lay down and mingle to hardly any control at all.
Because there is a wide range of weights found in silk, I will be dyeing 3 different examples of each and every color palette: a light, airy 5 mm Habotai scarf, smooth and shiny 12mm Charmeuse yardage, and a luxuriously elegant 19mm Charmeuse scarf. That way, we can all see how the weight of the silk affects the final outcome!
Once I’ve taught you the multicolor dyeing techniques, it’s on to the palettes! The remainder of the class is 6 more sessions, each one exploring relationships of hues around the color wheel: Monochromatic, Analagous, Complementary, Split Complementary, Triadic and Rainbow. We’ll explore that all these relationships mean and dyed multi color silk based on these relationships. I’ll share my “secret recipes” of my favorite multi color palettes, and I’ll also be exploring new combinations right along with you!
It seems like it’s taken FOREVER to get this class launched; partly because I kept thinking of new things to add! I also have spent a lot of time working on my photographs; silk is tricky to photograph and I really want you all to feel like you’re in the studio with me, so I’ve gone back for more pictures time and time again, but I think I’ve got all my bases covered! I do this by showing you straight on views:
As well as a “glamour shot” or two!
This page tells you all about the course, and has a “register now” button for purchase. Because I’m still building the class, if you use the coupon code “WORM” (because you’re an “early bird”, get it??), you’ll be able to purchase the class for 30% off, or $69 instead of the regular $99.
The first first 4 sessions there are over 6 hours of video and 69 pages of downloadable PDF’s are ready to go. I plan to release a lesson every other week until all 11 sessions are up, and they will remain there for your access until you have the time. This is a self-paced course with no expiration date, so you can fit the dyeing in when it’s convenient for you!
If you’re thinking about taking the class, I urge you to consider enrolling now so you cansave 30%.