Monday, February 1, 2010

Cloth to Dye For

I've been looking forward to teaching a week long workshop, Cloth to Dye For, at a retreat center that was scheduled to open in Florida this year. Unfortunately, they weren't able to meet all the state and local requirements, so the center won't open. I had that week blocked off on my calendar and several people were interested, so I'll be teaching the workshop at ArtCloth Studios in San Antonio instead.

The workshop focuses on a variety of ways to add color to cloth with fiber reactive dyes. Those new to dyeing will learn the basics of working with fiber reactive dyes and more experienced dyers will have an opportunity to combine techniques to create a surface rich with depth. Participants will choose a color palette for the week, and will gain an understanding of how those colors work together in a variety of techniques, including immersion, painting, pouring, and dripping. The workshop will also cover the use of thickened dyes and everyday objects to build a complex surface suitable for use in other projects or that can stand alone as a piece of artcloth.

If the sound of a week playing with dyes in warm, sunny San Antonio sounds appealing, you can find out more information on my website.

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