Color Mixing: Day 5

It's Monday and I'm back home. I took the day off from work to try to nurse myself back to health, and I promise that I'll rest after I finish this post, but I do want to finish the story of the workshop.

The last day was a whirlwind: color play, evaluation of dyed cloth from Saturday, and taping up color gradation samples.

I'm 1/3 of the way through assembling my sample book. This is what the pages look like. I think I've got 42 more pages to go. Each one of those squares is 1" x 1".

The next three shots are sample yardage that I dyed during class. They are all low water immersion with wet soda-soaked cotton (Test 400M). The two purple pieces are part of an exercise in manipulating dye concentration. The multicolored piece is a "scrunch and pour" in which you apply dye concentrate directly to the fabric as it's being scrunched into a bucket. I love all of these pieces, but they need to sit for a while before I decide what to do with them or to them.

Finally, here's a picture of the whole class. I think this is the first time that I've gotten one of these. After a workshop I always regret not taking more pictures, but especially not having pictures of the group. I'm in the back row, 2nd from the left. You can't really tell that I'm high on cold medicine, can you?

And...my last words about Carol's workshop. If you are a dyer and you are interested in having better control over the colors that you produce or just want to understand how primaries can be mixed to produce a gamut beyond what you thought possible, then TAKE THIS WORKSHOP. You'll work hard, but you'll go home with valuable tools and information.