Try it! Dyeing Techniques

  • Saturday, October 16, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code FI10162021
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  • $50 + $10 Materials Fee
  • $40+ $10 Materials Fee

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Curious about techniques for dyeing fabric? Join us for this three-hour "Try It!” class in the BARN Fiber Studio. We'll use a simple dye kit containing pre-reduced synthetic indigo to create our dye bath--no pre-treating, heating, or mordants required. And we'll explore several techniques for creating "resist" on fabric: clamps, tying, stitching, even glue! The resist will prevent the dye from adhering to the fabric, and we'll be left with white patterns on that gorgeous indigo blue background.

We'll have a bandana, a small banner, and a T-shirt for you to experiment with, and you are encouraged to bring 100% natural fiber items (cotton, wool, silk) from home to dye (you can try synthetic and mixed materials if you like—the dye may be uneven or wash out quickly).

Important Details:

  • A $15 materials fee is added to the tuition price to cover the cost of the materials 
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 
  • Please review our safety protocols before registering. BARN wide safety protocols can be found here. Fiber Studio specific safety protocols can be found here.
  • Skill Level: Beginning  
  • Ages 14+ Welcome.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  

Instructor Bio:

Isobel Coney enjoys combining cultural, environmental and historical studies with art, using techniques spanning painting, quilting, felting, knitting, batik, printmaking, hand-made paper and woodland crafts. She has experience teaching in schools and running workshops for adults. She is an active member on the Arts Washington Roster of Teaching Artists and passionate about experimenting with new techniques and sharing that journey with students.

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