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Coloring Fabrics with Acrylics

Sandy Moore
9:00 - 4:30
Mon March 24

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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 considerations rule out the use of dye. When looking for an alternative, I discovered acrylics designed to work specifically with fabric; acrylic inks, fluid, blocks and pencils. They are a wonderful substitute for dye. In this class you will be coloring cotton fabric using acrylics that are perfectly suited to the challenge. You will explore a variety of techniques to create both patterned, solid, and batik-like 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
Golden Fluid Acrylics
Waterproof Working Surface
Jacquard No Flow
Foam Brushes
Bristle Brushes
Cotton Swabs
Paper Towels
Iron and Ironing Board

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 flat objects.

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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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