Fabric Dyeing Classes

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 "Just writing to say thanks for a great day. I have my fabric on the line already and it looks fabulous. Catch up again soon. Cheers" Anna

"Really enjoyed the day and if I learned nothing else (and I did learn more) I learned to use the stronger colours if you want darker shades!  Thanks for an enjoyable day."  Beryl

"Wasn’t sure if I would enjoy the class but thoroughly enjoyed it and would like to come back and do it again." Lynne

"Beth and I thoroughly enjoyed the course on Saturday. We are both keen to join the next class on 22 July." Marg
 

Introductory Fabric Dyeing Class

About the Class

The class starts with an introduction to Procion dyes and a little colour theory as it applies to them. Using two dyeing techniques, ice-dyeing and bin-dyeing, you get to take home 7 metres of unique fabric that you create. For practical reasons, ice-dyeing is in the morning and bin-dyeing in the afternoon.

Both techniques use multiple dyes so that a range of pure and merged colours are produced.

Ice-dyeing uses 3 metres of fabric of various sizes, folded into interesting shapes, with a layer of ice and dye-powder placed on top. As the ice melts (with help if necessary) the dye powder is carried onto the fabric.

Bin-Dyeing uses 4 metres of fabric cut into fvarious lengths. These are folded or scrunched into an ice-cream container in 4 layers with dye placed between the layers. As the colours meet and merge interesting shapes and colours are created.

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Next Available Dates: Saturdays -15 July, 19 August & 23 September (subject to minimum numbers). But if you have a group of at least 5 members we can do a special class just for you.

Times:  10.30 am to 3.30 pm 

Costs   $60 per person - all material supplied.  Bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided.

How to enroll.  Use the contact form below or call Bobby on 04 293-3794.

Low Immersion Fabric Dyeing Class

About the Class

This class the Low Immersion process to produce hand-dyed fabric using three techniques.

Graduated Set: Create a 5-step graduation of one colour (5 pieces of fabric in the same colour but in reducing intensity). Learn one of the common methods for the measured proportions of dye to get predictable results.

Two-Colour Fabric: Uses two colours but the second is added after the first has started to take hold meaning that the two colours merge in some areas but are separate in others.  

Colour Family: Create bold unique fabric using three primary colours plus brown or black to make a colour family. The inter-action between the colours and the darks produce exciting results.

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Some dyeing knowledge is assumed, so if you have none please try the introductory course.

Next Available dates: Saturday 22 July & Sunday 13 August (subject to minimum numbers) - But if you have a group of at least 5 members we can do a special class just for you.

Time:  10.30 am to 3.30 pm 

Costs: $80 per person - all material supplied.  Bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided.
 

How to enroll.  Use the contact form below or call Bobby on 04 293-3794.

See the feedback that we are receiving

 "Just writing to say thanks for a great day. I have my fabric on the line already and it looks fabulous. Catch up again soon. Cheers" Anna

"Really enjoyed the day and if I learned nothing else (and I did learn more) I learned to use the stronger colours if you want darker shades!  Thanks for an enjoyable day."  Beryl

"Wasn’t sure if I would enjoy the class but thoroughly enjoyed it and would like to come back and do it again." Lynne

"Beth and I thoroughly enjoyed the course on Saturday. We are both keen to join the next class on 22 July." Marg