Exploring Fiber Reactive Dyes → Digital Edition (Downloads Immediately)

Fiber Reactive Dyes are a great resource for producing results that are colorfast and very washable. With a basic understanding of how things work, you will begin to see better results in your projects. For beginners who want to achieve great results from using fiber reactive dyes with both cloth (natural fibers) and other natural raw materials such as paper, reeds, caning (or even wood) as well as experienced fiber artists who want to improve their practice when working with fiber reactive dyes


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Exploring Fiber Reactive Dyes: Study Book

The 100-page spiral bound Study Book written by instructor Claire Benn is the perfect companion to the "Exploring Fiber Reactive Dyes" workshop available on DVD or digital edition. It contains all of the recipes, formulas, tips and tricks Claire highlights in the video workshop.

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One of the most comprehensive workshops on working with fiber reactive (Procion MX) dyes available.  Comprehensive and chock full of tips and tricks to get the results you are after.  Claire explores the materials you will be working with in a variety of workshops designed to demystify the processes and materials used to achieve the best results. Silk screening, gradations, color charts, mark making, and both bucket, table and washing machine dye methods are covered. 

Fabrics, Dyes & Ingredients for Smooth & Textured Finishes

  • Workshop Introduction
  • Cloth & Preparation for Dyeing
  • Ingredients for Fiber Reactive Dyeing
  • Bucket Dyeing: Low / High Water Immersion Dyeing
  • Tray Dyeing for Texture
  • Dyeing a Serial Gradation
  • Dyeing in the Washing Machine & Over-dyeing
  • Benchwork Basics
  • Making Liquid and Thickened dye Paints

Explore Surface Design Techniques and Colors, Neutrals & Shades

  • Black Dye on White Fabric
  • Screen Printing
  • Scraping
  • Dry Brush Technique
  • Mark Making
  • Color Exploration
  • Color Mixing
  • Secondary & Complex Colors
  • Black, Neutrals & Shades of Gray
Recipes, Charts and Procedures included. 7+ Hours Video Tutorials • English Language 100+ Page eBook & Bench Guides Featuring Claire Benn — author, instructor and textile artist.