Traditional Natural DyeingTextile Arts Center »
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505 Carroll St
(Btwn 3rd & 4th Avenues)
Brooklyn, New York 11215 (Map)
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- 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.
Refund & Cancellation PolicyAll 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.
For Student Cancellations:
Adult and Kids Courses; Summer and Mini Camps: 1 month notice is required for full refund or credit; less than one month is 75% refund or credit; less than one week there will be no refund. Requests for any refund must be done via email to [email protected]
For scheduled special events, demos, lectures, and workshops: please give 2 weeks notice in order to receive a full refund or credit.
All classes, workshops, special events, and gift certificates are non-transferable. No refunds will be given on Gift Certificates. Gift Certificates are valid for (1) one year from the date of purchase.
Classes do not usually have Make Up sessions -- though you may be able to schedule with your instructor a time that they can offer you a little extra time. If you have to miss a class, you are responsible for getting the information that will catch you up on missed information.
Teacher: Isa RodriguesSee Classes Taught by This Teacher »
Isa is Studio Manager at Textile Arts Center, and is a master dyer and textile conservator.
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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 fiber...
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