In this class we will create a romantic ribbonwork rosette applique and other trims using ribbon and fabrics we will dye paint in colors you choose.
Discover the ease of using pigment dyes to color fabric without having to use a lot of equipment or the amount of time necessary for fabric dyeing. We will use Dye-Na-Flow pigment dyes to color velvet and silk ribbon as well as fabric strips and lace. I will show you how to mix dyes and color wash the ribbon and fabrics so they have a muted, soft, Victorian look to them if you choose. We will also be using a tea bath to stain with but when certain fabrics don’t accept the tea I will show you how to mix the pigment dyes to get that aged look.
When the fibers are all dyed and heat set I will show you how to make this sweet rosette and other ruched and gathered trims using hand sewing. These pieces can be as simple or as embellished as you desire.
Rosette and trims can be added to wrist wraps, hat bands, clothing, used in jewelry designs or anything your imagination conjures up!
Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:
all silk ribbon, silk cord, fabrics, and some lace and embellishements.
Instructor will provide all dyes, fabric paints, and dye equipment. I will have extra ribbon for sale and also items you may want to incorporate in your piece such as buttons, sew ons, etc.
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
rubber/latex gloves if you want other than what instructor provides
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.