Traditional Natural Dyeing

Textile Arts Center »
Price:
$275
(4 sessions)
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Sessions:
Wed, Sep 19
6:30pm - 09:30pm
Wed, Sep 26
6:30pm - 09:30pm
Wed, Oct 03
6:30pm - 09:30pm
Wed, Oct 10
6:30pm - 09:30pm
Location: Gowanus
505 Carroll St
(Btwn 3rd & 4th Avenues)
Brooklyn, New York 11215
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Class Information

  • Class Level: All levels
  • Age Requirements: 18 and older
  • Average Class Size: 8

What you'll learn in this dye class:

In 4 sessions students will learn the principles of dyeing fabric and yarn with beautiful colors using only natural dyes.

Dyeing can be a great way to bring back to life a stained dressed or to give a twist to all that white yarn hanging out at home. Even better if we only use natural dyes! 

Questions like “what is a dye”, “where can I find dyes in Nature”, “what is a mordant” will be addressed and a brief overview of the history of dyeing and techniques will be given. 

Each student will experiment dyeing different fibers using the most famous natural dyes, such as madder, weld, cochineal and the mysterious indigo. Students will also learn how to obtain different shades of color from the same dye. 

Everyone will be encouraged to experiment with some resist dyeing techniques, such as tie-dye or shibori. Students are also welcome to bring additional materials they’d like to experiment with.

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Teacher: Isa Rodrigues

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Isa is Studio Manager at Textile Arts Center, and is a master dyer and textile conservator.

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Teacher:
Isa Rodrigues

Schedule:
Wed, Sep 19 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Wed, Sep 26 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Wed, Oct 03 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Wed, Oct 10 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Location:
Gowanus, Brooklyn
505 Carroll St
Btwn 3rd & 4th Avenues
Brooklyn, New York 11215

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Gowanus
505 Carroll St
Btwn 3rd & 4th Avenues
Brooklyn, New York 11215

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All classes are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not met at least 24 hours prior to class start date. You will receive a reminder email one week before your class indicating that it will run, or if it is in danger of cancellation. If you receive this warning email, you will receive a second email the day before your class indicating if it will run. If your class is cancelled, you will be given the option of full refund or credit to apply toward a future course. 

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School: Textile Arts Center

The main goal of the Textile Arts Center is to provide support to fiber artists, and everyday people interested in working with fiber, by acting as a resource facility and creative meeting place. The Center is a creative meeting place and resource facility for all those interested in textile and f...

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Reviews of Classes at Textile Arts Center

(9 Reviews)


Attended: Weaving 101 - Weekend Intensive

this is a very good class. Kira our instructor was excellent in that it was definitely a hands on program. We learned terminology as we needed it, we learned all the aspects a beginning weaver should know. Kira was encouraging and supportive of the project choices, when there were problems and questions. I highly recommend this class for anyone who is interested in weaving .


Attended: Screen Printing 101

Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Leather Apparel Sewing

I thought the teacher was great and overall it was a good experience. I was disappointed in the facilities. It's not ideal to sew leather on home sewing machines, especially ones that aren't in proper working condition. Students had to share sewing machines.


Attended: Leather Working

The instructor Cat was very informative and gave excellent instruction and problem solving in leather working. We were able to learn several techniques that were applicable in many ways in a short amount of time. It would be helpful if there was the next level of class offered after this - an intermediate to advanced to work on techniques and to learn more solutions.


Attended: Felting 101 with STATE

A fabulous course! Adrienne was so helpful, patient, encouraging, inspiring. She showed us multiple techniques and we each made 4 different items, like table runners, kindle covers, bowls, bags, and wall hangings. She even helped me do a nuno felted runner when I asked for it, even though she didn't plan on doing any nuno felting. She provided all the materials and the workspace was roomy and comfortable. It was a great fun way to spend the weekend. Many thanks Adrienne, Marta

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