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 protein and cellulose fabric, 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 1) silk screen images to the fabrics, 2) how to make colored backgrounds and 3) how to apply different image transfer cloths 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 sky is the limit and your creativity will explode, once you know the process and how to use the materials. 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. This a great way to learn about natural dye extracts and their beautiful array of color that can be achieved. An $85 supply fee is paid directly to the instructor.
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, how to use clamped and folded techniques, and how to eco print on indigo dyed fabrics. The many techniques presented in this workshop are perfect for all fiber artist, 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.
A $35 material fee is paid directly to the instructor.
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 several beautiful silk scarves for your enjoyment. A $35 material 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.