I bring whatever I have on hand so there are a variety of premixed colors. Readers will want to get started right away with supply lists, step-by-step photos and directions, and an inspiring photo gallery of finished pieces. Plan a Freebie Dyeing Day. The information presented in this version is the same as the most recent printed edition. Make sure each group stirs their dye bath regularly. Lectures from Lynn include: Confessions of an Eclectic Art Quilter The Ins and Outs of Fabric Dyeing What is this Stuff? Especially for the two-color gradation, remind students to label each plastic bag with the amount of dye to add. Piecing classes include free-form piecing and improvisational piecing.
Note: This class can also be used to pre-dye fabrics for either Dye, Paint, Paper and Stitch, Shibori Dyeing class, or any other classes. Carry products for dyeing and create a special display area so customers know that you are a one-stop-shop for their dyeing supplies Dyers often have to mail order supplies for dyeing. Play with color and learn about color mixing, blending, and how colors relate and influence each other. This class plan is for a 6-hour class. All you need to get started is this book, a few supplies, a measuring spoon, and some plastic containers How can you make quilting or crafting more fun? Hand-dyed fabric can be used for almost any project—traditional to innovative. This title will be printed after purchase and will arrive separately from any in-stock items. If there is a place to rinse fabric, have them rinse it in cold water.
Set up a time and place for employees to dye fabrics for themselves. She makes art quilts using her brightly-colored hand-dyed fabric. Learn to create lots of exciting color blends, patterns, and textures. Encourage them to combine different techniques in one piece of fabric and to experiment with color combinations. A beverage storage container that is easy to pour from is recommended.
As a fiber artist, Lynn also uses photo-editing techniques to create digitally printed quilts. The Wonderful Colorful Wonder Wheel of Color with Kerry Graham and Mary Wruck. Offer classes based on the book Many quilters are interested in dyeing, but they often don't know where to start. If you have dyed fabric before, this class will expand your knowledge of working with Procion dyes. Set up a dyeing area either inside a classroom or outside and invite customers to bring a T-shirt or fat quarter to dye.
Sample blocks can be used to showcase both hand-dyed fabrics, overdyed fabrics, and hand-dyes used with commercial fabrics. Lynn teaches you the techniques that produce rich results with minimal time and effort. Show students the different ways to scrunch fabric and apply dyes. Set up short demos on combining commercial fabrics with hand-dyed fabric. Her quilts have appeared in books, magazines, and local and national quilt shows. She has been making quilts for over 30 years. Tell students to iron their finished fabric and have fun using it in their quilts.
How can you make quilting or crafting more fun? Plan an employee dyeing day Turn your employees into knowledgeable dyers. She also teaches nationally at venues including International Quilt Festival in Houston and Quilters Affair in Sisters, Oregon. Learn to Dye Fabric the Quick and Easy Way. Dyeing classes taught by Lynn Koolish include: Shibori, water-soluble resists, direct application, and basic fabric dyeing. Plan a class for customers where they can bring in and use their hand-dyes. She loves sharing her knowledge and techniques with others through her teaching. Everything you need to know about creating fabulous hand-dyed fabrics is right here - what supplies to get, basic techniques to try, and how to achieve different visual effects.
I also recommend turquoise, magenta, and brown. Approximate class time: This class plan is for a 6-hour class. It's more fun to dive into a new technique with others who are learning as well. Lynn teaches you the techniques that produce rich results with minimal time and effort. Pattern pullouts if applicable have been separated and presented as single pages. Tell students to iron their finished fabric and have fun using it in their quilts.
About the Author Sewing has been a constant in Lynn's life ever since her mother taught her to sew when she was old enough to sit at a sewing machine. Carry the supplies in your shop and make it easy for your customers to get what they need right now. Many quilters don't think to combine hand-dyes and commercial fabric. Lynn is a Bay Area Fabric Artist and Teacher specializing in art quilts and fabric hand-dyeing and painting. Creativity from the Inside Out To take a class from Lynn Koolish, look at the Workshops page. Have students work together and share large buckets for this technique. Everything you need to know about creating fabulous hand-dyed fabrics is right here - what supplies to get, basic techniques to try, and how to achieve different visual effects.