The Dye Lab is not currently open for individual rentals, due to COVID-19 safety restrictions and concerns. Information on reopening in 2022 will be available June 2022!
Textile Center Dye Lab is a state-of-the-art facility available for rent by Textile Center members ONLY, and is used extensively in our classes and youth programs. Designed for use by fiber art professionals and practitioners to be a functional and safe place to work with dyes and related chemicals, it is equipped for almost any dye or surface design project. Space is suited to groups no larger than 8 people. Exceptions to this need approval from Tracy Krumm, Director for Artistic Advancement (email@example.com).
Since an understanding of dye and pigment chemistry is necessary, as is the safe handling of chemicals used–and proper clean up–all dye lab users must take a dye lab training in order to use the facility. In addition, the primary renter must have taken at least one 3-hour or more class related to the type of work they intend to do during their rental.
If you have not used the dye lab or taken the training in the past 4 years, you will be required to participate in a refresher session, or retake the training before your rental. Two refreshers will be held late June 2022, and all prior renters and dye lab training students will be invited to attend for free. After that, the fee will be $25 for participation, and the trainings will be scheduled monthly. Program staff can check on your prior class participation and approve any relational competencies, as needed.