Monday, March 30, 2015

Broom Making 4, Dye Basket Reed with Acid Dyes...

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The new lesson on You Tube, 'Broom Making 4', covers the steps for Dyeing cellulose fiber materials with Acid Dyes. The technique illustrated is won through trial and error and works to set the color in the reed with only a little bit of bleeding when making brooms or baskets.

The color was derived with Cushing 'Turquoise Blue' Acid Dye...

After the Brooms or Baskets are dry, use some sort of sealer to enhance and saturate the color of the reed. This will make any item a 'Festival Favorite'!

Dyed Reed for Brooms and Baskets