Adult Workshops | Fiber Arts Workshops

W-FB935 - Shibori and Silk Painting

Instructor: Bowman, Bonnie

Day of Week: Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Skill Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $95.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $35.00

This is a 1 day workshop.

Learn creative silk painting techniques and the ancient Japanese art of shibori while you create five beautiful large and luxurious silk scarves for yourself or to give as gifts to someone special. 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.

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W-FB978 - Hand Dye Silk Scarves

Instructor: Glickman, Marlene

Day of Week: Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Skill Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $75.00

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.

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W-FB960 - Botanical Printing with Natural Dyes and Surface Design-Intensive

Instructor: Hays, Kathy

Day of Week: Thur, Fri, Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Skill Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $400.00

Non-Member: $430.00

Create beautiful unique-to-you fabrics using natural dye extracts, surface design, and contact printing with local plants. During this course, you will learn how to properly mordant fabrics and be able to carry out at home. You will dye your mordanted fabrics and apply surface design techniques using a natural print paste for printing and for discharging of color. Printing with local plants will also be included for further expansion of skills. This intensive course allows for your creative and artistic self-soar. No experience is needed for this workshop. Instructor will be providing the pre mordanted fabrics included in the materials fee.

Supply Fee for all mordanted fabrics, dyes and consumables $125 paid to instructor.

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W-FB964 - Eco Print and Indigo Workshop Intensive with Kathy Hays

Instructor: Hays, Kathy

Day of Week: Mon, Tues, Wed 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Skill Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $400.00

Non-Member: $430.00

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.

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W-FB957 - Immersion Dyeing

Instructor: Pawl Hudson, Pam

Day of Week: Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Skill Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $95.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Create your own colorful skeins of yarn for your knitting and weaving projects. Morning will be devoted to picking a color palette and preparing the dyes and skeins followed by afternoon dyeing. Students will bring their own skeins to dye. We will be using MX fiber Reactive dyes that work on cellulosic fibers – cotton, bamboo, linen, rayon, hemp and also silk. It will not dye animal fiber or synthetics. No experience necessary. Please register early so there is time to order supplies. There will be a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor to cover the cost of dyes and chemicals.

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W-FB955 - Painted Warps for Weaving

Instructor: Pawl Hudson, Pam

Day of Week: Sat & Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Skill Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $149.00

Non-Member: $179.00

This is a weekend workshop.

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.

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W-FB913 - Weave A Scarf Workshop

Instructor: Pawl Hudson, Pam

Day of Week: Mon & Wed 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Skill Levels: Level 1

Location: Instructor's Studio

Member Tuition: $149.00

Non-Member: $179.00

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.

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W-FB800 - Beginner's Fabric Collage with Lorraine Turner

Instructor: Turner, Lorraine

Day of Week: Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2,Level 3

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $110.00

Non-Member: $130.00

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.

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W-FB801 - Fabric Collage with Customized Texture

Instructor: Turner, Lorraine

Day of Week: Tues & Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $210.00

Non-Member: $230.00

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.

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