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Rusted Stars and Bleach ~ Flannel Shirt Revival

Lorri Scott
9:00 - 4:30
Sun April 16

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$ 185  

In this class we will be bleaching flannel shirts for a distressed look and then embellishing them with rust dye (printed fabrics with a celestial theme)

Bring 2 flannel shirts that fit you to class. I ask you to bring 2 because occasionally the dye used in the shirt will just not bleach out, it’s rare but could happen and I want you to have one that will bleach. Only one shirt will get used for class. We will upcycle them with muslin fabric I have pre-rust dye printed with stars and celestial elements by stitching them onto the shirt. We will rust dye vintage lace in class you can use too. You can embellish your shirt with as many or as little elements as you want.

Shirts will be folded or twisted to bleach only portions of the shirt, or you can bleach the whole shirt. We will be outside to do the bleaching of the shirts (I will provide Tyvek protective aprons). After shirts are bleached and rinsed we will put them all in the washer to further rinse the bleach smell out.

While the shirts are washing, we will take pieces of quaker lace to rust dye to use as trim on the shirt. We will take the pre-rusted muslin fabric with stars and other celestial elements to cut out the areas we want to stitch onto the shirts. These rust dye printed fabrics can also have color added to them by painting Dye-Na-Flow pigment dyes onto them if you choose.

After lunch when the shirts are washed and dried we will stitch our muslin pieces onto the shirt, also adding the lace pieces if you want. I will have lots of buttons, including ones with stars, to add to the front of the shirt for further embellishment.

Stitching will be mostly done by hand to finish and revive your flannel shirt.

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Pre-rust dyed fabrics, lace pieces to dye, buttons to choose from, other embellishments to choose from, fusible webbing should you want to iron your fabrics onto shirt.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Pins and Pincushion
Scissors for Fabric
Natural Fiber Flannel Shirt (cotton or rayon – no polyester or manmade fibers)
Needles and Embroidery Threads

Laces, buttons, trims, or other embellishments to add on your shirt

I will have extra supplies should you need them and I will have a few items for sale.


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