Thursday, February 11, 2010

Fabric Dyeing - Value Scales for three color families

This Value Scale is for the Basic Color family.

I have taken several fabric dyeing classes from Carol Soderlund. I have blogged extensively about them before.
Color Mixing for Dyers: Part I is Carol's class where you dye over 1000 color formulas. With these samples you learn how to mix any one of these colors to create the exact color on your fabric.

We each made a book with all of the colors samples.

After you paste the samples in your book you still have little bits of each color left so Carol created this page where we can paste up a value scale with the colors we have dyed.

This is the value scale for the bright color family.

This is the value scale for the earth color family.

I can not recommend Carol's classes highly enough. If you want to learn to dye accurately and SAFELY take a class from Carol. You will NOT be sorry you did.

Tonight's puzzle will be the earth family as that is the color family that a sunset kind of girl is most comfortable with.
Click to Mix and Solve


Sherryl said...

How did you know I was dyeing today Kay? I love my "bible". Pictures

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

I love to just sit and look at it whether I am dyeing of not.
It is so mesmerizing.
Are we going to get to see what you dyed?

JYA Fiberarts said...

Love your color swatches, Kay. I took an intro to dyeing at Pro-Chem a while back, It is an interesting class and I'd love to do some further study. Would love to take Carol's class.

Fibre Woman said...

These colours are wonderful. Did you dye all 1000 swatches using six primaries (three brights, three earth) plus black?

Even there charts are a pleasure to look. I would be tempted to frame them and hang them on the wall.

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

Each family was dyed with only 3 primaries.
Different ones for each family.
NO black in any of them.
I would probably hang them too if I had any wall space in my dyeing area!