Dye Basics

With Astrid Hilger Bennett
Saturday April 26, 9:30 - 3:30
$85 + $20 supply fee (additional fabric available for purchase


Want to know more about dyeing? Local textile artist Astrid Hilger Bennett draws upon years of painting, dyeing and printing to give you a dye primer: mixing dyes and thickeners, painting, monoprinting, safety, steaming, rinsing & washing techniques. We'll also do a community dye pot of low-water immersion dyeing. Focus will be on learning rather than beautiful finished products. Perfect for beginners, art quilters, those who like interesting fabrics. All questions answered!

Bring: old clothes, rubber gloves, medium garbage-size plastic bag. Optional: stamps (not too fine), larger brushes, yogurt containers. You can bring some pre-washed index-card sized samples of natural fiber fabric for community dye pot. Class fabric is provided.