Last Thursday I took a class in dye for cotton at the Textile Center in Minneapolis. Ken and I made a day of it and ran errands - the clay supply company for glaze and clay components to add to our local materials, a heat mat thermostat for seedlings, and my class.
We did three color wheels - the first in jewel tones,
The second series were pieces added to those dyes after much of the dye was spent for a pastel series.
And the third series was from a different set of dye colors to create a "harvest" series.
I hate waste. when we were done, I asked people to put their extra dye in my extra zip lock bags so I could bring them home and use them.. They were glad to see them go to use rather than pouring them down the drain!
I brought them home. I weighed out denim strips I had prepared to weave into rugs and over dyed them with varying combinations of remaining dye.
This was why I took the class! From this used denim to
a whole new palette of options that are drying by the cook stove.
And now dry - balls!