Claire Benn offers a series of workshops (7 hours of video instruction) designed to demystify the processes and materials used to achieve the best results. Silk screening, gradations, colour charts, mark making plus various dyeing methods (bucket, table and washing machine) are covered. More than 7 hours of detailed video instruction, recipe cards, dye equivalent references + 100-page Recipes and Tips eBook designed to get you well on your way to making fabulous cloth for quilts, wearables, home furnishings and more.
Here’s what’s included:
• Workshop Introduction
• Cloth & Preparation for Dyeing
• Ingredients for Fibre Reactive Dyeing
• Bucket Dyeing: Low vs. High Water Immersion Dyeing
• Tray Dyeing for Smooth and Textured Finishes
• Dyeing a Serial Gradation
• Dyeing in the Washing Machine & Over-dyeing
• Making Liquid and Thickened Dye Paints
Plus loads of surface design and colour development exercises including:
• Working Black Dye on White Fabric
• Fundamentals of Screen Printing with Thickened Dyes
•Scraping, Brushing, Marking: Working Wet on Wet
• Dry Brush Technique
• Understanding Color Theory: The Color Tartan
• Procion MX Color Mixing
• Complex Colors, Neutrals & Gray Matters
• Black, Neutrals & Shades of Gray
One of the most comprehensive workshops on working with fibre reactive (Procion MX) dyes available.
Price includes a 100-page STUDY GUIDE which is provided in PDF format when you buy the course has lists of everything you will need as well as recipes from the course and methods already written down so there is no need to take notes while you are watching. Click here for a sample.
Duration: 7 Hours
Level: Suitable for all levels, with sections for beginners through to intermediate and advance.
Available until 28 May 2021.
Claire Benn: Exploring Fiber Reactive Dyes
Join artist and tutor, Wendy Dolan, and learn how to ‘draw’ with your thread using a basic domestic sewing machine. You’ll create a small landscape picture which can be mounted in a frame or as a greetings card.
Fiber Reactive Dyes are a great resource for producing results that are colorfast and very washable. With a basic understanding of how things work, you will begin to see better results in your projects. For beginners who want to achieve great results from using fiber reactive dyes with both cloth (natural fibers) and other natural raw materials such as paper, reeds, caning (or even wood) as well as experienced fiber artists who want to improve their practice when working with fiber reactive dyes.
Duration: 7 Hours
Watch the course overview video to learn more about Claire Benn. Find out what you’ll learn throughout this workshop and the workshop resources that are available to you.
Duration: 1 Hour