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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).
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.