FULL - The NEW Color Mixing for Dyers | Carol Soderlund - May 6-10, 2019


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The NEW Color Mixing for Dyers

NEW for 2019! Students will be creating new color families not previously dyed in Carol’s classes. This is a THIRD set of families, and we will be using some different yellow. red, and blue dyes as primaries than in previous classes. If you have been wanting a new set of samples, but would rather do the work cooperatively with classmates, this is your opportunity!

Dye the color you choose, not the color that chooses you! Explore the unlimited number of hues possible by mixing only pure reds, yellows, and blues of Procion MX fiber reactive dye. Teams of students will use different sets of primaries that when mixed will yield hundreds of colors in a wide range of values. Sharing the results, each student will build a sample book of more than 1,000 dye swatches and their recipes on 100% cotton fabric. This book will become an invaluable reference for future dyeing. Using the sample book as a guide, each student will apply the basic techniques of dyeing, including dyeing value gradations, over-dyeing, and low water immersion techniques.

Along with this hands-on approach, students will come to understand color theory in three-dimensional model that goes beyond the color wheel. We will examine the difference between color theory and color reality, and break through the confusions of so many color systems that are not dye-based. This course will be a wonderful foundation for wearable artists, quilters, needleworkers, weavers, and dyers of cellulose fibers and silk, or for anyone who wants to learn more about the interactions of color.

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Tuition: $500 ($200 deposit charged at registration)
Level: All
Materials Fees: $30-90 (paid separately during the workshop)


Instructor bio: Carol is an artist and educator who has been studying and playing with color and dyes for 25 years. Her curiosity about the range and variety colors that could be developed from three primary dyes led to her creation of her Color Mixing system for dyers, the intersection of  three dimensional color theory with the reality of Procion MX dyes. Carol encourages the freedom of mixing color by eye with results-based samples, which can also be used to reproduce color for those so inclined. 

A former high school teacher, Carol loves to develop original course material and share her knowledge with her students. Carol was nominated for Teacher of the Year in 2013 and again in 2015 by the International Association of Creative Arts Professionals.  

She has authored articles in Quilting Arts, American Quilter, and Quilter’s World magazines. Carol has shown her quilts in juried venues across the country, winning awards which included Best of Show at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. 


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