Saturday, April 9, 2011

Creating Fabric with Dyes and Paints

For all SAQA Central Canada friends:

Please have a visit at the St. Lawrence College website at and consider joining me for two wonderfully fun filled weekends of dyeing, screen print work, collage and painting exercises leading to some terrific new work! We would love to have you as a part of the great network of friends sharing in the exploration of surface design using dyes and pigments! Come play!

Bethany Garner, Instructor Creating Fabric with Dyes and Paints

Join us for this fun-filled, two weekend course and explore the world of creating original fabric using Low Immersion Dyeing and direct dye application techniques and painting/printing with pigments including water based, metallic and textured paints.

Discover the beauty of Japanese Shibori technique, discharge printing and dyeing, and the use of natural and applied resist as new ways to add fabric that is unique and original to your Art Quilts and garment designs. Play with sun-printing and the development of surface texture to enhance your quilt design. Individual journals of samples will be developed during the course, with clear instruction/lab sheets to ensure confidence in working with these new techniques for the future. In the second weekend, student will develop an exhibition piece including their newly created fabrics and explore stitching, decorating with stamps, stencils and finishing techniques. ($30 materials fee payable to the instructor at start of course).

Instructor: B. Garner Sat/Sun/Mon Aug 6-8, 20-22, 9:30am-4:30pm , Room 12050, Upper level in the LINK, Admin wing, St. Lawrence College, Kingston $214.56 Register for Course ARTS 113 880 at St. Lawrence College, 613-544-5400, ext. 60 or online at, part Time Studies, ARTS, Textile Design