Aug. 22nd, 2006

labricoleuse: (dye vat)
It doesn't matter if you are using non-toxic household (or "union") dyes like Rit--you need to protect yourself and your shop from airborne dye particles! If OSHA regulations don't motivate you or the fear of health damage to your respiratory system, consider your product. Airborne dyestuff will leave spots on damp fabric sometimes even days after you measured out the powder.

Most of us who are independent artisans or theatre artists cannot afford high-tech particulate-protection equipment like airtight laboratory-quality glove boxes, so i present to you a quick overview of the next best thing: home-made dyeboxes.

photos and how-to info )

And, an unrelated blog recommendation: print & pattern, which features a lot of inspiring imagery for potential silkscreens, blockprints, and other textile surface-design projects. Check it out!

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