Just as primary colors—blue, red, and yellow—combine to produce the rest of the color wheel, natural dyes can be combined and modified to produce a full color palette.
Building off of principles discussed in Dagmar Klos’s companion workshop Natural Dyeing, in this video, she will demonstrate how to create a full range of hues and tones using the process of overdyeing. By dyeing fiber or yarn multiple times with varying colors, you can create new and vibrant results that aren’t possible with just one dye bath.
The basic dyestuffs that complete the natural color wheel
The materials and equipment you’ll need for overdyeing
Important safety practices for natural dyeing
How to prepare an indigo dyebath for dyeing and overdyeing
How to prepare dye extracts for overdyeing
How to use iron, acids, and other modifiers to shift colors
In her relaxed and engaging style, Dagmar shows you how easy it is to use natural dyes and gives tips and techniques to get exactly the color you want through overdyeing. With Dagmar’s experience and Mother Nature’s palette at your command, you’ll soon be off on your own natural color adventures.
Learn everything you need to know about natural dyeing and overdyeing in this 62-minute video workshop hosted by Dagmar Klos!
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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.