I have been obsessed with dyeing my own fabrics for years. It started back when I was in first grade. My VERY BRAVE first grade teacher, Mrs. Bancroft, did batik (with hot wax) with our class!!! Twenty some little five year olds! That still amazes me. I am not sure I would teach that class with 20 adults! Anyway, it started a life long journey for me. As a child I would get my mom to buy me Rit Dyes for t-shirts and tennis shoes. Then when I began quilting and figured out I could dye my own fabrics…well, I was unstoppable!
Back in February I taught Fabric Dyeing 101. This fall one of the first classes I will be offering is Fall Colors Fabric Dyeing, then starting in October and continuing monthly, I will do a once a month technique class. It is not necessary to have taken Fabric Dyeing 101 to take the upcoming classes.
Some of the first classes will cover texture & pattern on the fabric, dyeing multicolored fabrics, pastel shades & color palettes with primary and secondary colors. Hopefully in the new year we can dive into using hot wax to create batik fabrics. I am calling this class “Color on Cloth”, and it will be $20 for a four-hour session, use of dyeing tools and dye. You will either bring your own PFD fabric or purchase separately from me.
I am sure if you talk to the students from Fabric Dyeing 101 they will tell you how much fun the class was and how much they love using their very own fabrics in projects! Hope to see you in class!