Join us to learn & have fun while exploring various techniques to create and design your fabulous fabrics. You will have the option to make items to wear and to adorn your home. Your unique designs will be easy to achieve, and you will be amazed at your results.
You will also create a portfolio of your samples along with the instructions so that you can continue the process after completing this workshop.
We will be exploring the following techniques:
"Batik" is the technique of using a resist applied to the fabric to create a design
"Ice Dyeing" uses ice cubes and dye, which will generate unique colors & patterns on your fabric
"Fabric Marbling" with surprise ingredients used!
Our nine sessions will include:
Session 1: Will include a slide presentation of projects and supplies needed to complete the Fabric Design projects. Discussions regarding where to purchase supplies, substitutions for supplies, and any other concerns
Session 2: Batik Technique Demonstration
Session 3: Presentation of all the participants' Batik results
Session 4: Fabric Marbling Demonstration
Session 5: Presentation of all the participants' Marbling results
Session 6: Ice Dyeing Demonstration
Session 7: Presentation of participants' Ice Dyeing results
Session 8: Portfolio Fabric Design Book Demonstration
Session 9: Culmination Event
Suggested Supply List:
100% White Cotton Fabric (at least 2 yds.)
White Cotton Tee Shirts with no side seams
4-Pack 100% Cotton Comfortable Solid Decorative Throw Pillowcase Square Cushion Cover Pillowcase Sublimation Blank Pillow Covers (Cover Only, No Insert) (18x18 inch/ 45x45cm, White) https://a.co/d/bqpjpYp
Solid 100% Cotton Unisex Bandana - 12 Pack https://a.co/d/bpOKK4b
Jacquard - JAC801S Dye-Na-Flow Specialty Paint Set, 2.25 Ounces, Assorted Colors, Set of 10 https://a.co/d/0S0wZoa
Plastic covering to protect your work surface; Ice Cubes, plastic takeout containers
Ice Dye Powder Shakers (I suggest you select the least 3 to 4 different colors from the following: Raven, Bronze, Indigo, Blue Grey, Turquoise, Lavender, Oxblood Red, Moss Green, Nightshade, Rust Brown, Amber Waves, Sky Blue, Eggplant, Burgundy & Truffle Brown
Please purchase your Ice Dye Powders from the link below. https://www.etsy.com/listing/846567579/ice-dye-powder-plus-soda-ash-prepared?ref=var_v1_share
Elmer’s Liquid Gel School Glue, Washable, 7.625 Ounces, 1 Count https://a.co/d/afVgso6
Foam Shaving Cream with Aloe https://www.target.com/p/barbasol-shaving-cream-aloe-10-5oz/-/A-80133221#lnk=sametab
Rubber Gloves & Face Mask; Rubber bands, Masking Tape, foil, ruler, plastic bags
Paint brushes (small & medium tips) & foam brushes, pipettes, or eye droppers; Paper Towels
Registration Required. Zoom link will be sent to those registered by 10am the morning of the program.
Additional support for Creative Aging programs at BPL are made possible with support from The Sills Family Foundation; the Laura B. Vogler Foundation; Lifetime Arts with a grant from The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; Apple Bank, celebrating over 25 years in Brooklyn and over 155 years of neighborhood banking in greater New York (Visit applebank.com for more information); and several BPL Friends Groups, Private Funders, and Volunteers.