Saturday, May 12, 2012

2012 Hand Dyeing Workshop

When: Monday, June 18, 2012,   9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Where: Lapacek’s Orchard, N1959 Kroncke Rd, Poynette, WI

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a NEW location. 

If you’re a beginner or an advanced dyer, this workshop is for you.  The format is very relaxed.  Each participant chooses her (or his) own colors, materials and methods.  We provide help as needed.  Advanced dyers will be able to jump right in and start dyeing while beginners learn the basic procedures to get started.  We will be working outside (or in a LARGE shed in case of rain) and there will be LOTS of room.  You can dye as much or as little as you’d like.

A few of the topics that will be covered:

The basic procedures involved in dyeing cotton fabrics using fiber reactive dyes
  • Color gradations within a color family
  • Color gradations from color family to color family
  • Color wheels
  • Techniques to create visual texture and one of a kind fabrics
  • Learn how to make "convergence fabrics" just like Barb and Diane

Interested in dyeing things other than cotton fabric?

  • We will have blank white T shirts in many different styles and sizes for sale the day of the workshop.
  • We will have a selection of onesies, dresses and rompers for your little ones.
  • We will also have PFD fabric for sale by the yard or by the bolt.
  • Interested in trying to dye silk? We will have some!
  • Want to dye fibers for embellishment?  We’ll have some of them, too.

    Bring other items from home and we will help you dye them. Think old table linens, crocheted doilies, kid's socks. The fun is just starting! The methods we use work with cellulose (plant based) materials or silk. No wool.  (That’s an entirely different process.)  Think cotton, linen, rayon.  Blends will also work as long as they include some cellulose fibers.  If you’re in doubt, bring it along.  We’ll advise you.

Workshop cost: $55

The workshop fee includes all instruction for the day and lunch.  Supply cost will be $9.00 for each yard of cotton PFD.  This includes the fabric, dyes and other supplies needed.  If you purchase other items or bring them from home, we will weigh them and charge for dye supplies according to the weight of the items.

Supplies will also be available for purchase if you’re interested in dyeing at home.

A $25 nonrefundable deposit will be paid at time of registration to reserve your spot. The balance is due the day of the workshop.

For more details and registration:

Quilts by Barb 2012 Hand Dyeing Workshop

We would love to have your join us!


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