Finished with The Three of Us
1 week ago
exploring the creative possibilities of rug hooking
EXCERPT: Palette Dyeing is conceived from the point of view of a painter who creates all her colors from the three primary colors, by mixing red, yellow and blue. But here is the catch. This process is not about taking pre-made red, yellow and blue straight from the packet and mixing them. This process is about creating your own unique formulas for the three 'primary' colors so that the result will be your own unique color palette of wool. In other words, it is about beginning by mixing a red you love, a yellow you love, and a blue you love, and then combining these signature dyes to create the twelve hues on the color wheel, neutrals and grays and everything in between.
In these lessons, I will be providing complete step-by-step instructions about this process. I will introduce you to color and mixing dyes so that you are able to create your own signature palette of wool. I will also share with you dyeing techniques so that you can create beautiful gradated, textured wools and dappled wools with your palette dyes, wools that will give your rugs fantastic appeal. You will learn in these lessons how to easily dye any color, any value, any time. The lessons begin with instructions for the 8-gradation dyeing process used to create your palette wools. Next color theory is discussed since it forms the basis for Palette Dyeing. Then the lessons proceed with instructions for creating your own 67 Palette Dyes and information about dyeing a single color and value in yardage rather than swatches. The lessons assume no prior knowledge of dyeing, proceed step-by-step through all processes and include notebooks for your samples.