Silk Scarf with Bengala Dye

CLASS ID: 6A4B
Date/Time: Friday, June 7, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Tuition: $25 Member/$31 Non-Member
Material Fee: $15 payable to instructor
Age/level: Adults, All Levels

Let’s be creative and make a “one-of-a-kind” free style Itajime Shibori (clamp) silk scarf with bengala dye, or two! Natural Japanese dye, Bengala dyes are made from soil and are environmentally safe and fun to use. The dye process doesn’t require hot water so it is appropriate for students of all ages. You will find this to be a fun technique, just like playing with mud. You will learn about the history and cultural significance of this unique dye form. You won’t be able to imagine the patterns you are creating when preparing the material. That’s the fun part of this class! You’ll enjoy the experience of “opening up an unexpected present” in the final product. The instructor will prepare some cotton/ silk scarves and shawls for you to choose from. If you have something extra to dye you will be charged a small dye fee. If you have latex allergy, this is not a good class for you as dyes have natural rubber latex in it. Things to bring: If you don’t mind bringing an iron and an iron board, that’d be helpful! * Visit www.WhiteBearArts.org for a supply list

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Serti Silk Painting

Class ID: B007
Wednesday, August 14
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages 7-13

Painting on silk is easy, yet exquisite. You’ll use the Serti method of applying gutta resist, then painting with fabric dye. Dress for mess.

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Batik

Class ID: B709
Thursday, July 25
Time: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Ages 8-13

Try this method of decorating cloth or other textiles using wax and dye to produce colorful designs. Dress for mess.

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Suminigashi

Class ID: B606
Wednesday, July 17
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages 8-13

Try this ancient technique that floats ink atop water to produce beautiful patterns on paper. Dress for mess.

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Shibori

Class ID: B313
Thursday, June 27
Time: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Ages 8-13

We will use this Japanese textile treatment that involves folding, twisting, bunching, binding, and dipping cloth in dye to produce lovely patterns. Dress for mess.

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Tie-Dye 2-Day Workshop

Class ID: B301
Tuesday & Wednesday, June 25 & 26
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages 8-13

Tie-Dye is a fun and fabulous way to add color to your life! We’ll talk a little chemistry and history while we dye. Participants should bring 2-4 100% cotton T-shirts/garments, new or used. Dress for mess.

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Serti Silk Painting

Class ID: B210
Wednesday, June 19
Time: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Ages 8-13

Painting on silk is easy, yet exquisite. You’ll use the Serti method of applying gutta resist, then painting with fabric dye. Dress for mess.

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“Tie-Dye” Torn-Fabric Wall Hanging

Class ID: B201
Tuesday, June 18
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages 8-12

Using permanent markers and a fun dye technique we will create colorful designs on white fabric, then tear the fabric into strips and tie onto a branch to create a beautiful, organic wall hanging.

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Felted Flowers and Vines

CLASS ID: 3Y401
Date/Time: Saturday, June 8, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM *rescheduled date

Leslie Granbeck
Think spring! Create beautiful felted flowers and vines using wool fibers and a little soapy water. Learn to layer additional fibers, like silk and bamboo, for added texture and detail. Make flowers with stems for a bouquet. Pin your flowers on napkin rings or use them to adorn packages. These pretty flowers have a million uses! $20 supply fee, payable to instructor, includes all fibers and supplies.

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