Using various types of paint explore techniques of fabric painting, sunprinting, stencilling and monoprinting to create your own unique fabrics.
Bobby has created a new fabric dyeing class that lets you dye what you want and pay by the metre.
In this class you will learn how to mix the three primary colours to make a 12-piece colour wheel in hues and shades. You will also learn how to make a graduated set of 5 tints in the colour of choice from either dyed colour-wheel
Ice-dyeing uses 2 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 various 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.
This class uses 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.
Please note: We dye wool but it is not a feasible class for us. We will tell you how we do it if you ask. Contact Bobby
Cost by arrangement - depending on what you want to do.
Dates and Times - by arrangement
How to enroll. Use the contact form below or call Bobby on 04 293-3794.
"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
"I enjoyed the workshop yesterday. Thank you for a very professional and relaxed class. You are so well organised that it was a real pleasure. I look forward to do another one somewhere in the future. Cheers." Griet