Virginia Beach 2017 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Chad Alice Hagen
9:00 - 4:30
Friday October 6

VA116 - Resist Dyeing on Hand Felted Wool – A New surface for Mixed Media

$ 150  


Tired of Paper? Bored with cardboard? Don’t despair. Here’s the perfect material! Incredibly beautiful and colorful Resist Dyed Hand-made Felt. It feels like butter to stitch on and beads will leap out of your hands to settle on this remarkable textile. The class will first learn how to felt and full fine Australian Merino needle punch batts, and Dye Master Chad will show how to set up a safe and workable dye kitchen. Then, using hundreds of weird and fascinating resist tools, you will be guided into the world of resist dyeing on felt – very different from anything else! We’ll do 9 dye baths, over-dyeing your felt samples into amazing textiles. Students will make 6-9 approximately 6” x 10” samples which then are ready for beading, stitching, embellishing, books, jewelry making, art pieces…it really boggles the mind!

Supplies Needed for Class:
2 towels
waterproof apron
kitchen type gloves
sharp regular sized sewing scissors

$35 Kit fee includes:
Merino needle punch batts
Felt soap
All dyes and chemicals
Use of all dye pots and equipment
Use of all resist tools