Thursday, March 26, 2015

A Taste of Silk Dye Painting: One Day Make and Take Workshop

One 3 hour session with supplies included March 28, Saturday 1:00 - 4:00

Have you even wondered what silk dye painting is all about? Here is an opportunity to get a taste of what it’s like without investing in supplies. Each student will work on an 18″x18″ piece of silk  or 20" x 20" scarf using a water based resist to draw lines. After drying and heat setting the lines, you will paint using acid dyes. Instead of steam setting the dyes, the final piece will be dipped in a chemical fixative to make the dyes permanent. Although this will not yield the maximum intensity of dyes on silk, it is the next best alternative and will give you an idea of the silk dye painting process. All materials included. Just bring an apron, your favorite water color brushes, and gloves.
Hellenne Vermillion has been working with silk dye painting for over eight years and has had works published in books and magazines, and shown in fashion shows.
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