In this one day workshop, students will learn creative silk painting techniques and the ancient Japanese art of shibori while creating five beautiful large and luxurious silk scarves to keep or to give as gifts! Five large 100% silk blank scarves are included but additional blanks will be available to purchase from the instructor for those who would like to make additional scarves. All materials are provided by the instructor.
Create 3 beautiful silk scarves. Artist Marlene Glickman will show you how to easily add color and pattern to beautiful silk scarves using non-toxic, instant-setting color Hue Dyes. No heat-setting required. A $15 materials fee will be paid directly to the instructor.
Natural Dyes are rich and beautiful. In this immersive workshop you will learn how to properly mordant fabrics, how use natural dye extracts to create beautiful textures with Botanical Printing and Surface Design techniques. The focus is not only on the learning the process, but also assisting the artist into developing their own unique patterns. You will also learn how to silk screen images to the fabrics for added depth and dimension. We will be using an odorless discharge medium for enhancing of the designs. This is a great for Art quilters who seek companion fabric or abstract prints with an easy to use palette. The natural dyes do not carry harmful odors as with synthetic dyes. We will be exploring multiple techniques via small samples. Some Eco Printing experience is needed for this workshop. Hand strength is needed to make bundles.
A $125 material fee for all mordanted fabrics, dyes and consumables is to be paid to the instructor.
This is a 3 day workshop.
Eco Printing is contact printing of plants onto fabric. In this 3-day workshop, you will learn about plants, fabrics, equipment, processes and bundling techniques that create artful fabrics. Silk and wool fabrics are used because of their affinity for contact printing. While learning the printing process, emphasis will be placed on artful design and purposeful placement of the plant material. Instruction for making and using an indigo vat will be included along with ideas to enhance design. The techniques presented in this workshop are perfect for all fiber artists, feltmakers, dyers and art quilters who are seeking a new medium for personal expression. No experience necessary, just a willingness to experiment and enjoy the bounties of nature. Some hand strength is needed to create bundles and expect long periods of standing. This workshop is designed to learn the essentials, understand design and composition with plants to be carried out successfully at home. Students will take home several sample pieces as well as completed projects. Material Fee: $30 to cover plant materials, mordants, solutions and supplies (paid directly to instructor). This workshop will fill quickly! To reserve your seat, student may pay in full online, or call DFAC at (727) 298-3322 to make a $100 non-refundable deposit.
Nature provides us with a unique color pallet that has a peaceful harmony. During this 2-day workshop you will learn how to successfully mordant protein and cellulose fabrics, how to extract color from raw materials, and how to use natural dye extracts. There are no odors or chemical used in the natural dyes workshop. The samples made during this workshop you will be making a reference book of the different dyes and on different fabrics. You will be amazed at the wide range of color all from nature.
There is a $25 materials fee paid directly to the instructor.
Put those weeds to work! Create beautiful botanical prints on silk scarves with weeds and leaves. There are plenty of native Florida plants and weeds that can be used to create beautiful fabric art. During this fun and exciting 2 day workshop you will learn how to select plants and weeds for printing, how to mordant silk scarves, and how to make fabulous prints. Each print will be different and as unique as the plants themselves. You will finish your scarves by add natural dye extract to complete your composition. You will be using all natural products in this process and no harsh odors or chemicals. It’s nature, it is fun! Expect to take home 2 beautiful silk scarves for your enjoyment. A $30 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor.
In this class, students will create a dye swatch book of over 60 colors using recipes and only 3 primary color stock solutions. We will be using MX Fiber Reactive Dyes which dyes cellulose fiber and silk. This is a cold water process and can be is used on both yarn and fabric. We will cover the proper procedure for preparing a dye stock solution and mixing dyes according to formula with an emphasis on safe studio practice.
This session we will dye mercerized cotton yarn. The samples will be divided so every participant receives a sample for their swatch book. This swatch book is a valuable future reference when dyeing yarns, fibers and cloth. A $15 materials fee is to be paid directly to the instructor.
We will be weaving with yarn and fabric strips to create a thick but flexible fabric that can be used as a table runner, wall hanging, tablet cover, eyeglass case, coasters, etc. Each student will be provided with their own loom and will learn how to design a project, thread the loom, weave and finish their project. Warp yarns and looms are provided by the instructor. Students are asked to bring at least 1 yard of light weight fabric that will be cut into strips and any other yarns that they may want to incorporate into their weaving. Students may bring their own loom if they wish.
A $5 materials fee will be paid directly to the instructor.
Explore the idea of color movement by learning to paint a warp with Fiber Reactive dyes. Students will learn how to make stock solutions, how to lay out their yarns, apply and set the dyes and then how to rinse the yarn without tangling ready for the loom. We will also learn how to paint coordinating weft yarns. Students will bring a two 5yd prepared warps (20” maximim width) and skeins to dye. They must be cellulosic fiber - cotton, rayon, tencel, bamboo, etc. Blends are fine. The instructor will send more specific warping information several weeks before class so there is time to purchase yarns and make the warps.
Please register early. A $10 materials fee will be collected in class.
Learn to weave a light weight but warm scarf on a rigid heddle loom, which is a simple portable frame loom with a slot and hole mechanism which allows yarns to be raised and lowered for weaving.
Each student will be provided with their own loom, or they can bring their own, and will learn how to design a scarf, thread the loom, weave and finish their project.
Students are asked to bring one skein of sport or worsted weight yarn.
A $10 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor.
Award winning fiber artist, Lorraine Turner, will inspire you to create beautiful, intricate painted collages with fabric and thread. This is a one-day workshop. Although this is open to all levels, students must know how to operate a sewing machine and be familiar with stitching with a dropped feed dog. You will learn the basics of creating a fabric collage. Students will be using a sewing machine. Learn step-by-step techniques, such as: • Creating templates using photos • Raw-appliqué • Free-form thread painting Students should bring their sewing machines to class in good working order with the ability to do free-motion sewing.
Want more? For an intermediate 2-day workshop, check out Fabric Collage with Customized Texture, W-FB801.
Currently there are no schedules classes for this course, please contact the office
A workshop for students who have a working knowledge of raw applique, free motion sewing, thread painting and can work independently. Students will be using a sewing machine. You will learn how to create a fabric collage using fabrics, threads and custom made embellishments. Students will learn step-by-step techniques, such as: • Creating templates using photos • Raw appliqué - no glue, only pins! • Free-form sewing and thread painting • Creating texture using water-soluble stabilizer • Students should bring their sewing machines to class in good working order with ability to do free-motion sewing.