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Textiles: Dye Lab

Fall and Spring semesters:
Weeks 1-2: 8 am - 12am
Weeks 3-12: 8 am - 4 am
Weeks 13-15: 24-hour access

Winter, Spring, and Summer breaks:
8 am - 12am

Dye Lab
LBLD (Textiles Studios)
Oakland Campus

During the semester, undergraduate and graduate Textiles majors and students currently enrolled in courses within the Textiles Program curriculum have access to the textiles facilities outside of class time.

Graduate students experienced in textiles processes may make arrangements with the Textiles studio manager to have access to the department.

Undergraduate students who have taken textiles courses and are in good standing with the Textiles Program can have access on an individual basis.

About the Textiles: Dye Lab

The Dye Lab includes a large-scale light exposure table for silk screens as well as gas stoves for use with both chemical and natural dyes, a closed-ventilation system for dye mixing, and a wash-out sink. In summer, students often work outside on the adjacent balcony, where they enjoy sweeping views of the Bay Area hills.

Specializing in These Materials

  • Fabric

Tools and Equipment

  • bullet steamer
  • large-vacuum exposure table
  • silk screen wash out station
  • 6 burners
  • 4 sinks