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October 21-25, 2013
Color Mixing for Dyers Part 2
Workshop description: This workshop will expand upon the possibilities of creating color and texture with Procion MX dyes. Building on information from the first Color Mixing workshop, and using the sample books we created to choose color, we will study dye techniques in depth. As time allows, we may sample some new primary combos as well!
Explorations will include:
*Controlling color and value with thickened dyes using a variety of techniques such as stamping, screening, monoprinting and dye painting
*Understanding variables affecting color and patterning in low water immersion techniques: manipulating time, temperature, salt, soda ash, and urea
*Layering with color: focusing on choosing color sequences for over-dyeing with mechanical and water soluble resists
*Controlling color and value when over-dyeing, so that the previous design work is not obliterated
Each day will build upon the previous day’s work, so that by the end of the week, participants will have a series of fabric samples, both small and large, and an organized notebook illustrating how variables affect dye outcomes.
Instructor bio: Carol began dyeing in 1988 when she couldn’t find the colors she needed to bring the “vision” of a quilt to life. With her hand-dyed fabric she was able to create the quilt, which subsequently won Best of Show at the 1989 International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX. Since then, dyeing and surface design processes have become an enduring interest for her. As a quilt artist, Carol is known for her use of color to create transparent, luminous and dimensional effects of great subtlety. Her work incorporates hand-dyed, stamped, stenciled and discharged fabric in combination with commercial fabrics and many decorative threads. She continues to make quilts and exhibit them nationally and internationally. Carol is in demand as a teacher of color, fabric dyeing and machine quilting techniques. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to study with Carol and go home with a sample book for dyeing any color you would ever want.
Tuition: $475.00 ($200.00 deposit charged at registration)
PREREQUISITE: All students
must have taken Carol’s Color Mixing for Dyers Part 1
and bring their complete notebook to use in class
Materials fee: $70 - $90 (includes some fabric)