Science of dyeing fabric is 4-H workshop project

 

Amanda Tafolla-Sutton

Toni Hiett examines her wool yarn after letting it soak up the Kool-Aid "dye" mixture the students experimented with at Monday's fashion fabric workshop held at the Lodegpole Valley Youth camp.

Learning the science of fabric dyeing, 4-H youth participated in a fashion fabric workshop Monday. The students conducted experiments and had discussions about creating winning color combinations.

"What we are learning about today is fabric, and how fabric design happens," Nebraska Extension Educator Cynthia Gill said.

Participants began their day with an experiment using balloons, in the process learning how static affects different types of materiel.

Weather is also a factor in how static electricity is created said Gill "The dryer the climate the more static you will see."

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