Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Dye Kitchen


Here we have the dye kitchen at the craft college. I love working here. There is space and equipment enough to do what you need to do. There is both heat and ventilation. The only thing missing is a fume hood for mixing the dyes, but there is one in the studio next door that we have permission to use. You only see the first of two long tables that have been jacked up to be a comfortable height to work at standing up, as well as having storage shelves underneath. Thank you Joe for doing the modifications!


And here is where we are headed with our dye samples. These are some samples done by previous classes (except for the magenta colour gradation chart done this term). Actually, the colour triangle was done by Denise when she was in school and there are a few wrong colours. Apparently her class dyed 5 grams of fiber at a time. We are doing 30. It is easier to be off when you have small quantities.






And lastly is my latest dyepots. Upper left and lower right are 80% turquoise and 20% sun yellow, and 40% turquoise and 60% sun yellow respectively. The other two are wee rainbow pots one in blues and greens and one in reds and yellows. They are samples for felting class on Wednesday when we will be trying layering colours and then doing cut away.

As for weaving....I could put up the same picture of the loom that I took last weekend and you wouldn't be able to tell the difference. No progress. But I have scheduled an hour today to weave. I'm going to put it in early in the day so that it will get done.

6 comments:

Dave Daniels said...

That looks like such fun! Thanks for sharing that. I've done something similar on a much smaller scale, but that looks great.

Cynthia said...

Jackie, Your stuff is always so wonderful and I totally admire what a great technician you are - dyeing is something I haven't tried yet (and hope to when I am feeling alot better) but the artist in my loves your stuff so much!

Sara in WI said...

This discussion has been so interesting. Thank you for sharing!

Leigh said...

Thank you for this. What a great dye kitchen. And what great dye pots!

Anonymous said...

Ok, I'm envious! You get to do such fun things with dyeing!

Holly said...

Wow! That's fantastic. Great to have a place to splash around.