We are so excited to introduce a powerful new work by well known fiber artist Claire Benn, which will be an important resource for anyone who wants to understand Fiber Reactive Procion type dyeing better. She has authored both a new 7 hour DVD, and a 100 page workbook that goes along with it, but can be used as a resource in and of itself. Get an extra discount off list if you buy both!
EXPLORING FIBER REACTIVE DYES [DVD]
Fiber Reactive Dyes are a great resource for producing results that are colorfast and very washable. With a basic understanding of how things work, you will begin to see better results in your projects. For beginners who want to achieve great results from using fiber reactive dyes with both cloth (natural fibers) and other natural raw materials such as paper, reeds, caning (or even wood) as well as experienced fiber artists who want to improve their practice when working with fiber reactive dyes. Here's what's included:
Fabrics, Dyes & Ingredients for Smooth & Textured Finishes
Cloth & Preparation for Dyeing
Ingredients for Fiber Reactive Dyeing
Bucket Dyeing: Low / High Water Immersion Dyeing
Tray Dyeing for Texture
Dyeing a Serial Gradation
Dyeing in the Washing Machine & Overdyeing
Making Liquid and Thickened dye Paints
Explore Surface Design Techniques and Colors, Neutrals & Shades
Black Dye on White Fabric
Dry Brush Technique
Secondary & Complex Colors
Black, Neutrals & Shades of Gray
Recipes, Charts and Procedures included.
18 Learning Projects!
7+ Hours Video Tutorials English Language Universal Playback / Worldwide Play
100+ Page eBook & Bench Guides
Featuring Claire Benn -- author, instructor and textile artist.
EXPLORING FIBER REACTIVE DYES [Work/Study Book]
Getting the Most from your Dyes & Cloth
The 100-page spiral bound Work/Study Book is the perfect companion to the "Exploring Fiber Reactive Dyes" workshop. It contains all of the recipes, formulas, tips and tricks Claire highlights in the video workshop. This pre-printed version with a clear cover, spiral binding and sturdy backing is ready for use with the workshop and your fiber reactive dye projects. Concise and packed with information, it's useful on its own as well! Includes 20 Recipe and Dye Chart Cards suitable for laminating or slip into clear sheet protectors for use in wet environments.
Key Umbrella Terms
Cloth and its Preparation
Fiber Reactive Dye Ingredients
Tray Dyeing for Texture
Bucket Basics / Dyeing a Serial Gradation
Immersion dyeing with a Washing Machine
Making Chemical Water & Print Paste
Fiber Reactive Dyes as Paints
Color Mixing Guidelines / Color Recipes
Thickened Dye Paints: 10 Learning Projects
Grays and Neutrals
Mark Making: 8 Suggested Projects
Troubleshooting for Surface Design
Corresponds with note cards within the Video Tutorials
Workbook: 100 pages
(20) Recipe & Dye Chart Cards
Made in: UNITED STATES (USA)