• Instructor: Sandy Shelenberger Saturday, March 17, 9:30 – 4pm Explore using soy wax as a resist on fabric to create a sophisticated look of multi-dimensional layering in easy to do steps. We will work with fabric paints and/or dyes for our color palette and discuss the layering of colors. We will make or use found objects for stamping into the fabric using the soy wax. Demonstrations of wax removal techniques and all materials are provided.
  • Instructor: Dena Gershon Saturday, March 31st, 9:30 - 4pm Use vast possibilities of creating unique yardage through the selective removal and re-application of color onto silk.
  • Instructor: Sandy Shelenberger Saturday, February 10, 9:30 – 4pm Discover the rich and interesting patterning that occurs while dyeing fabric with ice. This technique is great for unique dyed garments or one-of-a-kind fabric. All levels of experience (and artistic confidence) are welcome!
  • Instructor: Rebecca Cross Saturday, February 24th, 9:30 - 4pm Learn the magical qualities of VAT dyes. Unlike other natural dyes, these dyes do not need an additional mordant to give permanent, beautiful color to fabric. Learn how to dye with indigo, wine, turmeric, and other natural ingredients.
  • Instructor: Jennifer Omaitz Saturday, March 24th, 9:30 – 4pm Learn the magical art of marbling on fabric with this one day intensive workshop. We will explore pattern and design through marbling on silk scarfs. We will also explore color and marbling techniques through both traditional (Ebru) and non traditional approaches. Marbling consist of suspending inks on on thickened water (carrageenan). Inks are put though a series of swirls, rakes and other techniques to transform a given design. The outcome then becomes printed, similar to monoprinting, on a surface of choice.
  • Instructor: Rebecca Cross Saturday, February 17, 9:30 – 4pm Weavers, spinners, knitters, crocheters, or anyone else that works with yarn will benefit from this one-day intensive. Participants will learn multiple techniques to create unique, colorful yarns. Techniques include: Hand-painting, gradient dyeing, and immersion dyeing. This course focuses exclusively on using cellulose dyes which can be used on cotton and linen. Students will learn through demonstrations and hands-on experience while creating their very own custom yarn.