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Re: [BKARTS] procion dyes redux



As a fiber dyer for 10plus years I fully agree with not mixing colors outside (don't ask me how I know <g>).  When mixing colors I've found the best method to avoid the migration of dye powders is to spread out damp newspaper on my work surface (obviously away from air conditioners & fans), put on a pair of disposable gloves to avoid dyeing myself, and slowly spoon out the dyes into a vessel to mix them.  When finished I remove the gloves inside out, fold them up in the newspaper and dispose of properly.  No mess.  Some dyers I know wear OSHA filtrating masks, not the disposable ones which do nothing to filter out the particles, but I don't figuring if I'm careful, use dedicated equipment and keep this stuff away from my pets, I'll survive.  Now, natural dyestuffs is a whole other ballgame - stinky & noxious - best done outside on a camp stove <g>.
Di in UT
 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Henrietta Clews" <henriettacl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 5:15 AM
Subject: procion dyes redux


> Judy Wrote
> ====== I would also add two rubber gloves sealed into the holes of the 
> box. You
> put your hands into the gloves to work in the box. That way nothing can
> escape.======
> 
> 
> I reply - If you do this, how are you planning to clean them?  You will 
> then keep getting old dye powder into new mixtures.
> 
> We are not maintaining a sterile environment, merely containing solids.
> 
> Wear gloves, turn them inside out as you remove them, throw away!
> 
> Someone else again mentioned working outside - DO NOT DO THIS -  as I 
> said - you want a still environment where things are NOT blowing 
> around.  Pay attention class!
> 
>

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