Ok, so it was a rocky start… the teacher is super motivated, incredibly knowledgeable, and ridiculously enthusiastic! In fact, she has curated nearly 8 readings a week, shared many alternate recipes for all things related natural dyes, and prepared multiple video-demos.
If I was a Fibres major with nothing but fibres to think about, I’d be over-the-moon! HOWEVER… I’m not! I don’t have the 10+ hours to read and follow in self-study on every subject I have a passing interest in.
Don’t get me wrong. I appreciate her enthusiasm and offerings, but I need more structure right now… Zoom is also a challenge in this, as we are only watching, not doing hands live.
Anyway, I’ll get there…
I made a few dyes: Red Cabbage, Madder, Tumeric, Goldenrod… and a few mordants: Soy & Alum… plus the iron water… which I’ll need to redo with purified water… The technician told me that our local water is too polluted with other metals and minerals… I’ll try it again today and let you know how it works done the road.