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Coloring Fabric with Acrylic Inks

Sandy Moore
9:00 - 4:30
Fri April 19

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$ 185  

Having just the right fabric to work with makes your fabric collage, quilt or sewing project so much more fun! But finding that perfect piece of fabric isn’t always easy. Earlier in my career, I dyed my fabric with fiber reactive dyes and I loved the process of seeing the dye move through the fabric and create rich saturated color. It was easy to create the perfect fabric. But fiber reactive dyes have a down side. They are easily airborne and toxic in nature. Today I work from a small studio in my home and both safety and space consideration rule out the use of dye. When looking for an alternative, I discovered acrylic inks, pencils and blocks. They are a wonderful substitute for dye. In this class you will be coloring your own fabric using acrylics that are perfectly suited to fabric. You will explore a variety of techniques to create both patterned and solid fabric. You will create fabric bundles in 2 analogous colorways of your choice and you will leave class with a variety of related fabrics in a cohesive palette ready for your next project. You will love working with the one-of-a-kind fabrics you have created. It’s a great way to elevate any project.

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

PFD (prepared for dying) Fabric
Jacquard Dye-na-Flow
Liquitex Acrylic Ink
Derwent Inktense Blocks
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Jacquard No Flow
Q Tips
Paper Towels

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Apron and/or paint clothes


Acrylic Inks, pencils or blocks
Texture making materials; for example, plastic screen, corrugated plastic, small flatish objects.
Fabric to dye
Hair dryer
Iron and ironing pad

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For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

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