For the most brilliant colors on silk, we will be using professional acid dyes which will then be steam set for permanency. Dyes bond to the fiber of the silk keeping the fabric soft to the touch unlike paints that sit on top of the fabric and leave a stiff hand.
With a special water based non-toxic resist we will draw or trace designs directly onto the silk. Lessons will include the different techniques we can use with this resist, including colored resist lines, and also techniques on creating texture with salt.
Dyes will be directly painted onto the silk (not to be confused with silk screening). Steam setting will be demonstrated and each student will be able to steam set once during class as practice.
This is a great opportunity to create scarves for yourself or for gifts. And silk yardage can be used to create paintings or wall hangings.
WEDNESDAY CLASSES April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6 (bonus session)
10:30-2:30 (includes 20 minute break and set up and clean up time)
5 sessions plus special one session makeup class due to Spring Break/Easter Holidays (you can come to all 6 sessions)
WHERE: at the SEFAA Center Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance
1705 Commerce Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
COST: $225 + buy your own supplies which can run a little over $100 but will go far
Payment via check or cash
SATURDAY CLASSES April 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 9 10:30am - 2:30pm (includes 20 minute break and set up and clean up time) 5 sessions WHERE: at Buckhead Botanicals http://www.buckheadbotanicals.com/contact-us/ COST: $200 + buy your own supplies which can run a little over $100 but will go far Payment via check or cash
If you are interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for the address to mail your check to and a link to a supply list.