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Fundamentals of Fibre Reactive Dyes

Learn the basics of dyeing cellulose yarns and fabrics like cotton, linen, and hemp with fibre reactive dyes. Coming from a strong background in working with acid dyes, Felicia Lo will be looking at how fibre reactive dyes are different from acid dyes and how the processes differ.

Learn the basics of dyeing cellulose yarns and fabrics like cotton, linen, and hemp with fibre reactive dyes. Coming from a strong background in working with acid dyes, Felicia Lo will be looking at how fibre reactive dyes are different from acid dyes and how the processes differ.

In recent years, Felicia has been playing with colours in all forms and fibres. If you have the same passion about working with many different kinds of fibres, then we encourage you to follow along with this course and learn how to dye cotton, linen, hemp and other cellulose fibres working with the vivid and versatile Procion MX dyes!

Let’s begin!


For any questions and to share your dyeing adventures, come visit us in the SOS community forums! Plus, tag us on Instagram with #sosdyeing and #schoolofsweetgeorgia!

 

Join us in getting ready for next week's start of our first Acid Dyeing Study Group! We're here to encourage and support you on the start (or refresh) of your dyeing journey!⁠

This four-week study will be led by Felicia Lo @felicialowong and Charlotte Lee @charlotte_milkteacup, working through Felicia's Dyeing Intentional Colour course at the School. At the study group page (link in bio), you can find all of the notes and links to help you set up your equipment, dyes and materials. We'll also be sharing all of the chat over in the SOS community forums group. We hope to see you there!⁠



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We're getting ready for some fun summer dyeing over at the Acid Dyeing Basics Study Group: Fundamentals at the School! Join in creating your own unapologetic and unique hand-dyed yarns and colourways using acid dyes and protein-based fibres with confidence and intention.⁠

In this four-week study, we will work through content from Felicia Lo’s course: Dyeing Intentional Colour—one of the very first few courses Felicia designed for the School. She keeps no secrets about the magic of acid dyeing and has supported many new dyers on their colourful hand-dye journey. If you are also intrigued by the beauty of hand-dyed yarns and fibres, or simply want to learn to dye with a supportive group, we hope you'll join us! We will start from the very basics—from setting up a dye space and mixing dye stock solutions, to finishing up our hand-dyed yarns and fibres.⁠

Learn more at the SOS study group page – link in bio »⁠


#sosdyeingstudygroup #sosdyeing #schoolofsweetgeorgia #aciddyeingbasics #aciddyeing #aciddye #learntodye #handdyed #dyeingyarn #dyeingfiber

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Start the long weekend with bundles of beautiful natural colour! Teaching different methods of folding, clamping and bundling techniques, learn all about printing with plants at Eco Printing, taught by Caitlin ffrench @ffrench!⁠

At the School, you can also find Caitlin's Natural Dyeing Basics course, as well as Planting a Natural Dye Garden, to learn more about the fabulous and fun practice of natural dyeing. And if you're not yet an SOS member, or have a fibre friend you'd like to learn along with, use the code: SPRINGSTART to get 7 days for $1 plus save 10% off your subscription! We hope to see you there!⁠



#sosnaturaldyeing #sosdyeing #ecoprint #ecoprinting #contactprint #naturaldyeing #naturaldyes #caitlinffrench #schoolofsweetgeorgia

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New over at the School… join in a journey of natural dyeing at the Eco Printing Workshop taught by Caitlin ffrench ffrench! ⁠

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Fitting perfectly in with our excitement for garden planning and fresh new spring colours bursting from the earth, we're so delighted to share our latest course addition: Eco Printing with Caitlin ffrench ffrench!⁠

With eco printing or contact printing, we'll learn about different methods of getting dye stuff, either wildcrafted, homegrown or store bought, to make prints onto fabric, yarn and knitted items. Whether it's a blank sock yarn blank you’re going to print and then knit or crochet from, or perhaps a finished object you’ve already made and will then dye, you'll learn all the steps and tools needed to begin the beauty of eco printing! Find more info at the SOS site (link in bio) »⁠

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Fitting perfectly in with our excitement for garden planning and fresh new spring colours bursting from the earth, we're so delighted to share our latest course addition: Eco Printing with Caitlin ffrench @ffrench!⁠

With eco printing or contact printing, we'll learn about different methods of getting dye stuff, either wildcrafted, homegrown or store bought, to make prints onto fabric, yarn and knitted items. Whether it's a blank sock yarn blank you’re going to print and then knit or crochet from, or perhaps a finished object you’ve already made and will then dye, you'll learn all the steps and tools needed to begin the beauty of eco printing! Find more info at the SOS site (link in bio) »⁠



#sosnaturaldyeing #sosdyeing #caitlinffrench #schoolofsweetgeorgia #ecoprinting #contactprinting #dyeingwithplants #naturaldyeing #naturaldyes

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Soon at the SOS site…⁠
Eco Printing with Caitlin ffrench @ffrench – a workshop teaching how to make prints with wildcrafted or homegrown plants onto either fabric or yarn! ⁠

If you're new to natural dyeing, we suggest taking a look first at Caitlin's Natural Dyeing Basics course (link in bio) to learn about preparing your item for printing, plus to learn so much more about the colourful world of natural dyes!

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Today, for a bit of a #featurefriday, we're excited to talk about the beautiful art of Shibori Dyeing!⁠

Shibori is a Japanese resist dyeing technique that employs folding, binding, clamping, and pole wrapping to create areas of resist. This dye process can be used to create repeated patterns in fabric, and when worked in multiple layers of dye, it produces intricate, mesmerizing fields of stunning colour. ⁠

At the School of SweetGeorgia, we were excited to work with Mariana Frochtengarten as the instructor for our Shibori Dyeing Basics course. A talented textile artist, art teacher and Expressive Arts Therapist, Mariana goes over the different kinds of resist dyeing used all over the world. Shibori dyeing may look complicated, but it requires very little equipment and space to get started, and in this workshop Mariana guides you through all the steps needed to begin making beautiful pieces of art!⁠

Follow our link in bio to learn more about Shibori Dyeing Basics at the School »⁠

And please also check out Mariana's new online shop, Flow Shibori! With stunning, one-of-a-kind hand-dyed shawls, tops, wall hangings and napkins, every item in the shop is carefully made by hand, using principles of traditional Shibori technique. See all of the beautiful pieces at flow.shibori!⁠

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About Instructor

Felicia Lo

founder + creative director of SweetGeorgia // designer + dreamer // wife + mama // dyer, knitter, spinner, weaver // author + youtuber // been writing about colour and craft since 2004 // has far too many instagram accounts @lomeetsloom, @felicialowong, and @sweetgeorgia.

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Course Includes

  • 13 Lessons
  • Course Certificate