Dye Day - All About Play!

Sunday, May 3, 2020 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Activity Room
Bethany Garner



DYE DAY Play Date will be the opportunity for dyers to work up a new 'stash' and for beginners to learn the basics for colouring with dye!

About this Event

WELCOME FIBRE ARTISTS and Cloth/Yarn Dyeing enthusiasts...

Bethany Garner will share her favourite techniques for adding COLOUR ON CLOTH with a classroom filled with eager and well prepared beginners who have always wanted to try their hand at Dye Play, Flat Dyeing and a bit of Indigo. The class will include instruction for best practices with Beth's prepared PROCION MX Fibre Reactive Dyes on silk, linen, cotton cloth. Tencel and silk threads/yarns are also a welcome addition to the dye day play.

- Students will come prepared with their own PRE-WASHED (no fabric softeners) cloth and threads. Soda Ash soaking will prepare the fabric in the classroom for receiving the dye.

- Table cover is provided and Beth will tarp the floors to prevent spills and save our beautiful TETT Centre floors.

- In this class, we will explore some traditional and familiar dye techniques including Flat Dyeing and some Arashi Shibori/pole wrapped techniques.

- Taking the art of dye play in YOUR own direction and adding some creative, original colour and manipulation techniques will give you the confidence to create artwork base cloth that can be cut, stitched ,framed or made into decor pieces for your home or gifts.

- This class is for those who may have some experience with dyes, but EVERYONE is welcome. We learn from each other and take the dyed cloth/yarn/threads home to BATCH (an important part of the dye development process). Final processing directions will be provided in a comprehensive handout for each student.

- Included in your classroom project payment will be your dyes and auxiliaries (soda ash soak) and an information-filled handout package.


What you need to bring:

Enthusiasm for creating all-new original work

Shared work you might have that demonstrates your dye passion.

Scissors (small embroidery are great – but you will just be cutting threads), plastic dishpans or bags to carry wet fabric home in after the workshop.

1-5 metres of clean, ready to dye fabric (cotton, linen, silk or rayon dye beautifully)

Gloves, tongs for handling wet dyed fabrics

Flat dye students will need ECO brand thin plastic available in the paint isle at Home Depot (share with a friend if you are coming as a group) and the roll is about $14 and will go a long way for your next dye adventure.

A paint brush with an angled brush will help for the flat dye technique.

Wear old clothes/shoes for dyeing - plan to tuck in a few old towels for wiping up spills at your table.

Brown Bag LUNCH or you can plan to eat in the TETT's beautiful Juniper Cafe...

Don't forget a notebook and camera to record the ideas and work shared in the workshop afternoon

More details/send questions through my contact form at www.Bethanygarner.com


Note: To change your class there must be 48 hrs notice or a friend is welcome to take your products and space on the day of event. This is a non-refundable project if participant doesn’t attend or cancels without proper notice.