Let's take a modern approach to an ancient textile art in this fun and productive Itajime Shibori class, Welcome to the Fold. You will fold, clamp and dye your way into a unique collection of bold and graphic Itajime patterns. This technique and tool driven class will teach you five main folds and show you how to create infinite patterns with the use of 12 high quality acrylic shaped resist template sets.
There is a $100 materials fee for this workshop in addition to the workshop registration fee of $40. Your materials kit includes a three (3) yard pack of Cindy's high quality PFD (prepared for dyeing) fat quarters, all dye, fixatives, detergent, gloves and mask, along with a reusable toolkit that contains mixing cups and spoons, squeeze bottle and funnel, and a set of high quality resist shaped templates. Click here to order your materials kit directly from Cindy.
Hands On Hand Dyes is a line of DIY (Dye It Yourself!) Kits developed by fiber artist and color specialist Cindy Lohbeck of Scottsdale, AZ. Cindy has worked as a professional faux finisher and muralist, and also owned a tie-dyed clothing business in the early years, all of which helped refine her color mixing skills. With the addition of quilting to her creative repertoire in 2002, all of her passions collided and Hands On Hand Dyes was born.
Committed to quality, convenience and simplicity, her hand-dye kits teach color mixing, dye techniques, and valuable lessons in fast, fun, and affordable methods. There is even a non-toxic textile detergent to ensure that each treasured hand dyed fabric is brilliant and color fast. Each kit starts with her own brand of high quality prepared for dye fabric. This 100% Cotton, mercerized “PFD” dyers cloth has become a favorite, and ensures each student will achieve remarkable results. It is also crafted in the USA!
Participant Supply List
Art clothes or apron and comfortable shoes
1 plastic tote bin and lid – approximately 24” x 18” x 6”
1 large plastic bag (lawn & garden size)
Roll of paper towels
A dozen - 4” and four (4) - 6” spring clamps – plastic works best. (Check the big orange box store, dollar stores, and pjtool.com for best prices.) The more clamps you have, the more creative you can be!
Registration Opens: Sunday, July 3, 2022
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Kick your ice dyeing up a notch in this mash up of Shibori, tie dye and ice dyeing! Cindy's folding and pleating tips, and fabric dyeing tricks will leave each student with a unique collection of radiant ice dyed mandalas and more!
There is a $100 materials fee for this workshop in addition to the workshop registration fee of $40. Your materials fee includes five (5) yards of Cindy's very own line of high quality PFD (prepared for dyeing) quilter's cotton, all dye, fixatives, detergents, bindings, gloves, dust mask, and a reusable toolkit that contains mixing cups and spoons, funnel, squeeze bottles and the Flexi-Net ice dyeing net. Click here to order your materials kit directly from Cindy.
Participant Supply List
12 large or 15 medium binder clips (office supply store)
18” to 24” acrylic ruler
Water soluble fabric marker or fabric marking pencil – medium color
Registration Opens: Monday, July 4, 2022
Natalya Khorover's Plastic Nature, a sustainable mixed media workshop
Here’s a creative way to help clean up our planet: make art from single-use plastic bags. Collect them for a few weeks and you’ll discover a myriad of colors, thicknesses, patterns and textures available to you. With Natalya's guidance, you’ll make art inspired by nature from the plastic bags you’ve gathered. She will show you how to prepare the plastic, cut it and stitch it by hand and machine. You will experiment with different types of stitching and finishes, and create an artwork like no other.
You will also need an inspiration photo or two or three, of a nature scene (a flower, a tree, rocks, landscape) printed on plain paper to 8”x10” or larger to use as a starting point.
Don’t spend good printer ink on this photo, plain paper is just fine. If you want to print it larger than 8”x10”, just print out in sections and tape together.
Registration Opens: Sunday, August 14, 2022
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Natalya Khorover's Graffiti Lab, a sustainable mixed media workshop
Explore the artistry of urban graffiti and wordplay. A few trips to the supermarket will provide you with a diverse collection of fonts in different styles, sizes and colors from single-use plastic product packaging and bags. This is perfect fodder for graffiti and letter inspired art. Create puns, superlatives, proverbs and haikus you’d like to immortalize forever. (It is plastic after all, so it’ll last!) Add machine stitching and hand stitching and end up with a fun and striking new piece of art.
Registration Opens: Monday, August 15, 2022