Who understands color better than Mother Nature? From quiet to riotous,nature’s color schemes are always harmonious, and natural dyes can be used to create beautiful, vibrant colorways. In this video, master dyer Dagmar Klos introduces you to the secrets of dyeing your fibers, yarns, and textiles with nature’s perfect palette.
The basic dyestuffs that yield the natural color wheel
How to set up your natural dyeing studio
Important safety practices for natural dyeing
How to prepare your fiber for dyeing
How to create natural dye extracts and dye your fiber
In her clear and friendly style, Dagmar offers indispensable information on equipment and supplies, types of dye, safety procedures, and record keeping. You’ll see how easy it is to use natural dyes, learn useful tips and hints, and gain a foundation from which to set out on your own natural dyeing adventures.
Learn everything you need to know about natural dyeing in this 60-minute video workshop hosted by Dagmar Klos!
This workshop is available on DVD and as an instant video download.
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DAGMAR KLOS is a dye master, fiber artist, and teacher. Since 1995, she has served as copublisher and coeditor of the Turkey Red Journal, a newsletter dedicated to natural dyes. In 2002, she received the Handweavers Guild of America’s Certificate of Excellence in Dyeing. Dagmar’s colorful woven scarves appear in Handwoven Scarves (Interweave Press, 1999), and have often graced the pages of Handwoven magazine. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.