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Pattern Play with Natural Dyes

Melanie Audet
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday & Friday

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$ 365  

This class will be held at the Textiles West Innovation Lab. Rides will be arranged when you arrive and check in with the A&S Office

In this two day class, participants will learn how to create pattern and texture on silk scarves and fabric samples using various surface design techniques such as shibori, stamping, thermofax, monoprinting and painting using natural dyes. Participants will learn how to mordant fabric, use natural dye baths, how to use thickened mordants to achieve various shades of color on one piece of cloth, how to use thickened dye extracts as well as using a dye/mordant solution to affix color onto the fabric surface. Students will walk away not only with scarves and fabric samples, but also with the knowledge and know-how to do it at home.

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

shibori tools
surface design tools

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

plastic sleeves to hold samples
label stickers
small T-Pins

Optional items:
-personal stamps, thermofax or any other type of mark making tool I.e potato mashers, stencils
-linoleum cutting tools to make your own stamp

Many of the required supplies may be pre-ordered from Meininger. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. To order supplies, contact Meininger.

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