Saturday was a Procion Dyeing Day. The use of colour and the folding and wrapping of fabrics resulted in an amazing array of brightly coloured fabrics. At Eau Brink Studio on Saturday the day started with the usual introductions and looking at the samples Anita had prepared the day before. Unwrapping and untying the samples to see what they look like and discussing whether to over dye them if there was too much white showing. This led onto looking at colours and how they will mute the colour already on the fabric.
Although eager to get started with folding and wrapping fabric it was important that each person learnt how to mix the Soda Ash water and soak their fabrics as well as learning how to mix the dyes themselves. With this in mind each person was encouraged to start by folding one piece and then to get colour onto it. This was followed by the mixing of larger quantities for them to submergence larger pieces of fabric. Clamps, Rubber Bands, string and pipes were used as part of the folding and wrapping process with all the pieces turning out to be very different. We even used ice at one point as you get very quick results with very little effort.