WORKSHOPS: Thurs., Oct. 17 - Sun., Oct. 20, 2024



Workshop Info

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2024
Time:10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor:Debra MacCrea

Using only Natural Dyes (Indigo, plus one red and one yellow), participants will pattern a minimum of 4 fabric pieces using intricate or simple folding, clamping, stitching, or tying methods to restrict the uniform penetration of the dye fluids, resulting in surprising and gorgeously intricate fabrics.

Dyes will be prepared ahead of time (but brewing will be fully explained) to facilitate more time in creating pattern on fabric. Fabrics will also be prepped (scoured and mordanted, when needed) in advance. Students will leave with 4 or more pieces of dyed and patterned fabrics and a comprehensive handout of processes.

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED:  Beginner with some experience

PREREQUISITE:  Experience in handling fabrics is helpful, but not necessary. More intricate methods will be possible with some handling experience (hand sewing, folding, ironing, etc).



THIS WORKSHOP IS HELD IN A HEATED TENT.  Your hands may be in and out of water throughout the session.

NOTE: Images are a representation of the workshop project. 





Materials Info

MATERIAL FEE:  A material fee of $75 will be invoiced by the instructor prior to the workshop.  It includes:  fabrics ( 4 or more pieces per student of cotton, linen, silk or silk/wool- all pre-mordanted if necessary, ready for dyeing), dyes and auxiliary dye materials, as well as printed handouts.

STUDENTS MUST BRING:  Comfortable clothes and shoes, an apron, rubber gloves and several gallon-sized ziplock bags to transport wet projects home.

We also suggest bringing a battery operated light should you need additional lighting.




Seats Remaining 2
Workshop Fee $135.00



Other Workshops Available By Debra MacCrea
Workshop Name Category Date Time Fee  
SHIBORI WITH NATURAL DYES Dyeing 10/19/2024 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 135.00 MORE INFO

Next Fest: October 19-20, 2024