Tuesday, November 18, 2014
One goal of my grant is to acquire the tools of a working artist. Here's a glimpse of the color reference notebook I made last week in Color Mixing for Dyers Part 1 with Carol Soderlund at PRO Chemical & Dye This close to Halloween (O.K., I admit to procrastinating on putting out this post...) I can definitely say it's a resource of monster proportions.
This sample book of Procion MX Reaction dyes includes 3 different color families created from different combinations of yellow/red/blue pure dyes. We dyed over a 1000 color swatches in the workshop!
Each team of dyers was assigned a pure yellow, red and blue dye to combine to create a unique color family along with some fun side assignments. The process went a long way to increasing my understanding of Procion MX Reactions Dyes. One of the families used Deep Navy as it's blue component. I picked Deep Navy as my blue for the grant as I liked the deep shades it could dye. However, it turns out to be a bully...a little Deep Navy goes a long way! It's a bit limiting too...and my head was turned by the lighter, brighter blues used by the other 2 groups. So pretty, so tempting, so much more available range in brighter colors... Carol suggested that I add a "cousin" to my dye family of Tangerine, Strongest Red and Deep Navy. Hello Turquoise! Welcome to the the extended family of color happiness...
Posted by Fiber Art Starter at 3:45 PM