Workshops | Fiber Arts Workshops

950W - Creating a Color Swatch Book with Fiber Reactive Dyes

Member Tuition: $150.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $180.00

Instructor: Pawl Hudson, Pam

In this class, students will create a dye swatch book of over 60 colors (with recipes) using only 3 primary color stock solutions. We will be using MX Fiber Reactive Dyes which dye cellulose and silk fibers. This is a cold water process and 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. The dyed sample skeins 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.

Materials Fee of $15 is paid to the instructor.

If you have previously taken this class, you can create a different set of colors using other primaries or other fibers.

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964W - Eco Print and Indigo Workshop Intensive with Kathy Hays

Member Tuition: $400.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $430.00

Instructor: Hays, Kathy

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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978W - Holiday Series: Hand Dye Silk Scarves

Member Tuition: $60.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $75.00

Instructor: Glickman, Marlene

Create 3 beautiful silk scarves as holiday gifts. 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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965W - Master Class Eco Print and Sew

Member Tuition: $600.00

Skill Levels: Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $630.00

Instructor: Hays, Kathy

This is a 5 day workshop.

Make beautiful wearable art by printing plants onto protein fiber fabrics. In this intermediate eco print workshop, evaluate patterns and design placement. Two days will be spent contact printing of plants onto silk or wool fabrics with a focus on purposeful design placement. Two days will be dedicated to garment construction of a unique wearable art garment. This workshop is for the experienced eco printer who has good bundling technique, understands different processing methods and can work independently. Intermediate machine sewing skills are expected and local students are encouraged to bring their sewing machine, if possible.

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. Balance must be paid in full by September 1, 2017.

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966W - One Day Eco Printing Workshop

Member Tuition: $95.00

Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2

Non-Member: $125.00

Instructor: Hays, Kathy

This is a 1 day workshop.

Eco Printing is contact printing of plants onto protein fiber fabrics. In this workshop you will learn about plants, fabrics, equipment, processes and two bundling techniques. This is perfect for fiber artist, feltmakers, dyers and art quilters. No experience necessary, just a willingness to experiment and enjoy the bounties of nature. You will enjoy the wonderful aroma of onion skins and Eucalyptus as the brew the bundles. Some hand strength is needed to create bundles. This workshop is a fundamentals class that will launch your artwork into a new Eco Printing adventure.
A $20 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor.

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955W - Painted Warps for Weaving

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Instructor: Pawl Hudson, Pam

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 12" x 3yd prepared warp 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.

There is a $15 materials fee paid directly to the instructor.

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935W - Shibori and Silk Painting

Member Tuition: $95.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $125.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $35.00

Instructor: Bowman, Bonnie

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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971W - Shirt Tales-Fabric Collage

Member Tuition: $95.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $125.00

Instructor: Kusmaul, Karol

Learn freestyle fabric collage from Karol Kusmaul, the solo artist on exhibit in the quilt exhibition. The instructor will share samples of her work and demonstrate her process. Students will layout a background and either a portrait, landscape or still life using fabrics. Uplifting critique and discussion of relevant art concepts will follow. Finally, students will be shown the ladder stitch for appliqué-ing the shapes to the batting with embroidery thread. The focus during the workshop will be on composition and fun!!

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913W - Weave A Scarf Workshop

Member Tuition: $145.00

Skill Levels: Level 1

Non-Member: $175.00

Instructor: Pawl Hudson, Pam

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 $5 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor.

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