Take a workshop with Ann Johnston in your own home. This color-filled video is packed with information and will inspire many experiments by those of all skill levels who are ready to use their own unique fabrics in their quilts, garments and textile artworks.
Color by Accident: Exploring Low-Water Immersion Dyeing is an extension of the techniques Ann introduced in her ground-breaking book, Color by Accident: Low-Water Immersion Dyeing. In an orderly progression of topics with over 250 samples of fabric and 17 live demonstrations, Ann teaches how and when to vary her basic method, including how to:
• mix colors without exact recipes
• create a smooth value gradation across one piece of fabric
• manipulate the fabric to create many different textures
• manage large pieces of fabric in small spaces
• see the differences in the single-chemical dye colors
• adapt the Procion® dyes to silk
• follow up with your own explorations with dyes
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Color by Accident: Exploring Low-Water Immersion Dyeing
© 2013 Ann Johnston, Lake Oswego, Oregon USA
Two disks: Total runtime: 4 hrs 19 min
Region: Universal/Worldwide Play
English Audio Track with English & Spanish Subtitles
Retail price: $58.00
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This video is a valuable expansion of the influential and pioneering book, Color By Accident. Clear and informative, this video is a great addition to any library.
- Elin Noble, New Bedford, MA
It is quite ingenious the way you make patterns. It seems like an expanded approach from shibori in that the process is based on the dimensional transformation and mastering of dye permeation. But, it's much simpler and is amazingly effective! I have two of your books which I admire for the clear organization of material.
- Yoshiko I. Wada, Berkeley, CA
I brought Ann’s DVD home and spent several very happy hours watching and learning. This is one of the best overviews of dyeing I’ve seen, and I am itching to try some of the techniques.
- Vivika DeNegre, editor of Quilting Arts magazine
I have degrees in education and designed training programs and trained trainers. So I think I have a pretty good idea of what is a well organized, informative and enjoyable workshop, not just for me but for anyone interested in the subject matter. It’s obvious that a lot of work went into designing and producing the workshop and I am so very grateful that Ann chose to do it.
- Kathie Briggs, Northern MI
I enjoyed Ann’s way of presenting the work, viewing and reviewing seamlessly. Wonderful work.
- Barbara Lee Smith, Gig Harbor, WA
It was like a semester in college. Great stuff. Now I know whom to thank for low water immersion dyeing. Word of mouth is spreading the word about your DVD.
- Beth Berman, Searsport, ME
This could easily become an obsession. Ann not only shows how to use the dyes, fabrics and simple materials, containers and accessories necesarry to accomplish her low-water dyeing process, but inspires you from the first moments of her DVDs to explore the infinite possibilities of her methods. Small changes in amounts of dye, water and mixing produce widely varying results, and you begin to understand why Ann's fabrics are always so glorious and unique. Anyone with an interest in working with amazing fabric choices will want to experiment with her techniques and discover the endless variety of color, pattern and value that can be created on cloth.
- Kit Robinson, Machine Quilting Unlimited
Whether you are too intimidated to try to dye your own fabric or if you are an experienced fabric dyer, I suggest you get a copy of Ann Johnston’s DVD Color By Accident. This DVD set gives you over four hours of step-by-step instructions that will help you make sense of fabric dyeing without using large quantities of water and salt.
I have to admit that I am an Ann Johnston fan. I have her books Color by Accident and Color by Design and refer to those books more than any other in my library. Because I live with a well and a septic system, I always have worked with low-water immersion dyeing and feel that it is better for the environment. Ann’s books, and now these wonderful DVDs, are great teaching and reference tools to take the mystery and fear out of working with Procion® MX dyes.
Ann makes fabric dyeing fun from the beginning to end and she gives you easy to understand methods to achieve great results. Her DVD set includes the safe handling of dyes and chemicals, her preferences on fabrics, colors, dye recipes and tools. She shows you how to achieve one-of-a kind fabric colors and textures with simple fun methods and you can use this DVD set as a refresher course at your fingertips anytime you want.
- Review by Kathy Velis Turan for Fiber Art Now magazine