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Dyeing to Get the Colors You Want From Digital Photographs - Dyeing Guide

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Dyeing to Get the Colors You Want From Digital Photographs - Dyeing Guide

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Matching a color when dyeing can be a daunting task so the purpose of this guide is to help demystify the process and give you accurate repeatable results quickly and efficiently. This guide will help you learn how to dye fiber, yarn, and fabric to match the colors from a digital photograph.

First basic color theory is introduced so that even if you are a novice/beginner dyer you will feel comfortable creating a pleasing color palette. Then the guide explains how to extract color information from a digital picture and how to apply that to dye formulas If you have any questions about the guide please feel free to ask.

The photographs pictured show examples of wool that I dyed trying to match the digital color. Since there is a difference between the way a monitor mixes color (Red, Green, and Blue) versus a printer (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black) it is advised that you print the color you are after on a calibrated printer.

The first photograph depicts the entire process from selecting a photograph, dyeing the wool, and spinning the wool into the yarn used in the pictured gloves.

The photograph with the orange wool shows the digital color orange I was trying to match on the bottom right, and the orange dyed wool is sitting on top of a piece of paper printed on a calibrated printer with that same color orange. The colors are extremely close on the first try.

There will be variations from monitor to monitor so printing a color on a calibrated printer will give you a better idea of how close your colors will be. Also, each dye brand is different, so depending on the primaries used, you might get a different color. I am currently working on writing a book that delves further into this topic and explores depth of shade, different dye brands, and different fibers. For people that purchase this guide, you will receive a special discount when the book is completed, hopefully by the winter of 2016.

After receiving payment you will receive .pdf version of the guide. If you would like a hard copy mailed to you it will be an additional $5.00 to cover printing and shipping.

P.S. If you are interested in learning more about my technique and would like a private lesson or if you have a group of dyers that would be interested in me doing a workshop on the technique please send me a message as I would be happy to work something out. I am always happy to answer any questions. Thank you for looking!
Matching a color when dyeing can be a daunting task so the purpose of this guide is to help demystify the process and give you accurate repeatable results quickly and efficiently. This guide will help you learn how to dye fiber, yarn, and fabric to match the colors from a digital photograph.

First basic color theory is introduced so that even if you are a novice/beginner dyer you will feel comfortable creating a pleasing color palette. Then the guide explains how to extract color information from a digital picture and how to apply that to dye formulas If you have any questions about the guide please feel free to ask.

The photographs pictured show examples of wool that I dyed trying to match the digital color. Since there is a difference between the way a monitor mixes color (Red, Green, and Blue) versus a printer (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black) it is advised that you print the color you are after on a calibrated printer.

The first photograph depicts the entire process from selecting a photograph, dyeing the wool, and spinning the wool into the yarn used in the pictured gloves.

The photograph with the orange wool shows the digital color orange I was trying to match on the bottom right, and the orange dyed wool is sitting on top of a piece of paper printed on a calibrated printer with that same color orange. The colors are extremely close on the first try.

There will be variations from monitor to monitor so printing a color on a calibrated printer will give you a better idea of how close your colors will be. Also, each dye brand is different, so depending on the primaries used, you might get a different color. I am currently working on writing a book that delves further into this topic and explores depth of shade, different dye brands, and different fibers. For people that purchase this guide, you will receive a special discount when the book is completed, hopefully by the winter of 2016.

After receiving payment you will receive .pdf version of the guide. If you would like a hard copy mailed to you it will be an additional $5.00 to cover printing and shipping.

P.S. If you are interested in learning more about my technique and would like a private lesson or if you have a group of dyers that would be interested in me doing a workshop on the technique please send me a message as I would be happy to work something out. I am always happy to answer any questions. Thank you for looking!

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Please know that refunds will not be issued based on the color not matching the monitor picture exactly. I do try to edit the pictures in photoshop to recreate the color on the monitor as to how it looks in person. If you have any questions prior to purchasing a product please feel free to convo me so that we can avoid any future concerns.

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