Monday, April 12, 2010

Guerilla Dye Day Workshop

Anyone who lives in the local area is welcome to sign up for this class. I'd love to have many of you join me, however, there is a limited number of people I can take so we're not overcrowded, that number would be 12. Of course if you have any questions email me

Guerilla Dye Day

Saturday, May 15, 2010
10:00 – 4:00
Skyland Church/Whitaker Hall
Loma Prieta/Los Gatos, Ca

Fee: $85.00

guerilla: (noun) member of a small fighting force taking independent, irregular action.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about dyes and coloring fabrics, ribbons, and laces using solid color vat dye, arashi shibori (shibori is a Japanese resist technique and loosely translated arashi means “storm sky” or “wind driven rain”), or other resist dye techniques then come spend the day guerilla dyeing with other like minded dye enthusiasts!

Procion and Sabraset/Lanaset dyes will be premixed for us to play with. I will discuss mixing of dyes and answer questions you might have but for safety issues and time constraints I will have dyes ready for use.

A kit of silk fabric pieces, some ribbons and lace, silk cord, and silk yarns is included in the workshop fee. If you have special bits of vintage lace or fabric remnants feel free to bring them. Remember that natural fibers (silk, cotton, hemp, wool. etc.) will take dye, even some nylons, but polyester and synthetics will not. I’ll demonstrate some easy resist techniques and how to “vat” dye in a microwave then we can spend the day coloring our world of materials.

To get further info and to download an application go here. (I've also posted this in the list of workshops on the side bar of this blog)

1 comment:

Joanne Huffman said...

Wish I were close enough to come.