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Resisting Your Dyes

Resisting Your Dyes - A chance to learn and play with a variety of resist and dyeing techniques that are Shibori and Tye-dyed-inspired.

Students will have the opportunity to play with natural-fiber fabrics and learn a variety of fun techniques for applying dyes and using physical resists. *Please come wearing clothes that can be dirtied... the dyes used will PERMANENTLY stain clothing!

Students will learn:
A variety of Shibori/Tye-dying techniques. A few of the techniques include: twisting and tying up fabric using string resists, use various clamps as resists, placing beans/marbles/rocks or other materials into fabric and tying fabric around them to create resists. If time, they can practice sewn-in resists using needles and thread.
They will be making Shibori and Tye-dye samples to take home. If they wish, they can dye a shirt or two as well!

Students will need to bring:
At least 4 (no more than 8) pieces of natural-fiber fabric (100% natural fibers are best!). Any natural fiber fabric will do. For example: buy a cotton sheet at a thrift store and cut it into smaller sizes, or use a variety of different scraps you already have. The fabric doesn't matter so long as it's natural fiber.

Fabric should be at least a 6"square/rectangle up to 24"square/rectangle in size - a few t-shirts are fine, but please don't bring bolts of fabric!

Students will also need to bring a large plastic bucket, tray, or plastic bags - for transporting their still-wet, dyed items home.

Dates & Times

Fee: $60.00

Members: $55.00

Closed: Class has started

August 12, Saturday 11 am-3 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Rebecca Wachtman
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio