Reverse dyeing is simply the opposite of dyeing — removing colour instead of adding it. This can be done by immersion, or by painting on the chemicals that remove the dye. In many cases, a residual stain remains from the original dye, usually a subtle faded colour that is hard to predict, but often quite interesting. Such colours are hard to achieve by direct dyeing.
We will work with the safest colour remover, known as “thiox”. We will try both immersion and painting methods. You are welcome to bring coloured loose skeins or warp chains prepared for dyeing, or pre-washed fabric that can be painted. Bring some brushes for painting and rubber gloves. Since this hands-on involves water and maybe splashing, we will work outside on the deck, so wear appropriate working clothes. The rest will be supplied.
Maximum number of participants is 8.
Bring a lunch.
Place: Wendy Landry’s studio, Waverley. 15-12 minutes from Bedford or Dartmouth. 902-861-1025 if you get lost
Please let Wendy know directly if you plan to come, and for the full address: email@example.com
Atlantic Spinners and Handweavers
c/o 1747 Summer Street, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6