Single Day Tie-Dye & Hand-Dyeing
11-5pm each day
Early Bird $295 by Friday, April 18th / $325 after
In this fun-filled workshop, Shabd will teach you the basic procedures for dyeing with Procion dyes on a variety of different natural fibers. You will learn various tying, dying and shibori techniques, as well as basic color theory and design concepts for dying. It will be fun, and colorful and bright! Discover the dyer in you and design your own dye patterns. Students will create swatches to perfect technique, and then have a chance to focus on individual projects. Materials are included, and students are encouraged to bring their own garments for personal projects.
Saturday's class will focus on immersion dye methods, and Sunday's class will focus on direct application and multi-colored dyeing methods. Each day will include instruction on all tying techniques, with a focus on the best variations to use for each dyeing method, and will include time for both samplers and personal projects.
This class is structured as a fun jumping in point for beginners, or a way for more advanced students to receive guidance and special tips on personal projects they've been wanting to tackle.
SHABD SIMON-ALEXANDER is an internationally renowned textile artist and designer. Her clothing line, shabd, is carried in high-end boutiques and art museums around the world. She is a professor of textiles, has led hand dyeing workshops all over the world, and taught Martha Stewart how to tie-dye. Her first book. Tie-Dye: Dye It, Wear It, Share It, came out in June.
Saturday: Immersion Dyeing
Sunday: Multi-Colored Dyeing