The January 2016 workshop will be held Saturday and Sunday, January 9th and 10th at the Indian Rocks Beach Art Center. Saturday will run 10:00 – 4:00 and Sunday will run 1:00 – 4:00 unless we decide something different once we get started. Cost of the workshop is $75.00 which includes the fee to the Art Center. You must register and pay your fee in the December meeting because this workshop will be held before our regular January meeting.
Linda has a post on her blog describing the techniques we will be doing on the Sunday portion of theworkshop. Please take a look. The photo below shows a sample of these techniques.
Check it out at www.fantasticfibers.blogspot.com
Supply list: you will need the standard items for dyeing fabrics – rubber gloves, an OSHA approved dust mask, duck tape, old clothes which will not be damaged by dye, (Yes, we do sometimes spill on ourselves), a few paint brushes ranging from 1.5 to 2 inch which you do not mind putting in the dyes, pins for securing your fabric to your print pad, a print pad if you have one. (Linda will bring 5, 2 24” squares, 2 48” squares and one 24” x 48” rectangle.) If you attended a workshop by Jane Dunnewold or Kerr Grabowski you may still have the pad you got there. You will also need some plastic to wrap your wet fabrics to take home, a pool tube to wrap them on and a large garbage bag to hold them while in transit. You will also need fabric. We will be working mostly with fat quarters (18” x 22”) and half yards. The fabric should be cotton for learning purposes but the techniques work on all natural fabrics which take the MX dyes we will be using. You can use the bleached muslin from JoAnn’s or I will have some fabric available at the Holiday party for sale. Price to be determined once I order the fabric and see if the price as increased since I last ordered. It will be somewhere between $7.00 and $9.00 per yard. The fabric needs to be soda ash soaked. This is done by adding soda ash or Pool+ or Pool-Up to water, ¾ cup per gallon, soaking for 15 minutes and hanging to dry. DO NOT dry in the dryer as this will coat the dryer basket with soda ash. Finally, if you have silk screens please bring them. We will be making silk screens from adjustable window screens available at Home Depot. I will bring all the screens that I have so hopefully we will have enough screens. All other supplies will be furnished by Linda, including the dyes, print paste, soda ash, screening material for the screens, the mark making materials and the materials for creating texture. She will bring her hair dryer to help dry the screens and it would be nice if a few of you would also bring these items.