Natural Dyeing 101

In this 12 hour class, students will learn the basics of dyeing fabric using natural materials, including natural dye sources, how to extract colors, what mordants are, and how to use them to fix color.

 

Natural Dyeing 101 is offered as either a 4-week class or a Weekend Intensive. The course comes with free Open Studio time for up to a week after the end of the course to work on the techniques learned in class.

 

Dyeing 101

This class will take students through basics on dyes, chemicals and additives while focusing on how to mix and blend colors to get your desired effects. Once you prepare your dyes students will learn immersion dyeing, direct application, tie-dye, and hand painting. All techniques will be learned through fun projects that students can take home with them.

 

Dyeing Explorations is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. Morning Series classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

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Natural Dyeing + Pigments: Painting and Surface Design

Natural materials can be used to create patterns, effects, and surface designs on textiles. In this 12 hour class, students will learn different ways to extract color from natural materials,  how to make all natural paints with natural dyes and pigments, natural resists, and many direct application techniques.

 

Natural Dye classes are offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. Morning Series classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

Shibori

Shibori is an ancient Japanese resist-dye technique that involves creasing, folding, dyeing, stitching, binding and knotting, to create beautiful and well defined patterns. Students will learn the techniques of shibori dyeing with fun dyeing projects.

 

Shibori class is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. After-workshops are 3-hour, project-based classes good for all levels. Morning Series and After Workshops classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

 

Katazome

Katazome is a Japanese resist dyeing using rice past. Students will learn to make a cut-paper stencil, makea traditional rice resist paste, print/paint with paste resist, and finally dye the work created. Students will also explore the basics of stencil design for repeat patterns or single design motifs.

 

Katazome class is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. After-workshops are 3-hour, project-based classes good for all levels. Morning Series and After Workshops classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

Dyeing - After Workshops

 

 

The After Workshops are a series of high quality hands-on classes, at low cost and low commitment. Materials, skills and fun supplied. Classes cover a variety of techniques. All skill levels welcome. Plus they are BYOB. Below are a list of upcoming After Workshops in Dyeing:

 

INDIGO DYEING

In this workshop, students learn the basics of creating an all organic indigo dye vat, and how to dye with it. Fabric will be provided, but feel free to bring along some light colored natural fabrics to experiment with (cotton, linen, wool, etc)! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHIBORI DYEING

In this class, students will learn the basics of Shibori, an ancient Japanese resist-dye technique that involves creasing, folding, dyeing,stitching, binding and knotting, to create beautiful and well defined patterns.