Learn how to apply a multitude of dyes from artificial to natural, with an assortment of techniques and processes, to natural fabrics. Students will be introduced to shibori resist techniques in the first session and they will get the opportunity to experiment with them throughout the next four sessions. Students will learn the range of fiber reactive dyes, through many methods of application (ice, low immersion, painting and screen printing with thickened dye) to create a variety of incredible effects! Students will gain an understanding of how different dyes bind to protein and cellulose fibers. We will teach students how to fix fiber reactive dyes to fabric and make their creations permanent. Students will be introduced to mordanting and learn how it’s essential to natural dyeing. In the last session, students will get to experience the wonders of indigo dyeing and learn what a unique and incredible process it is.
For ages 12-18
Materials fee: $50
Number of hours for class:
Start: June 24th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
End: June 28th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Schedule: 5 sessions
Day 1: June 24th Acid Dyeing
Day 2: June 25th Fiber Reactive Dyeing (ice, low immersion, painting)
Day 3: June 26th Fiber Reactive Dyeing (thickened dye painting/screenprinting)
Day 4: June 27th Natural Dyeing
Day 5: June 28th Indigo Dyeing "
Instructor: Julia Bannerot and Annika Koch
Julia Bannerot is a multidisciplinary artist, however she works mostly with clay and fiber. Her work explores themes of interconnection, vulnerability, and ambiguity. She grew up in Colorado Springs and received a BA in studio ceramics from the University of Northern Colorado in 2018.
Annika Koch is from Zimmerman, Minnesota, and attends Colorado College in downtown Colorado Springs. After working at a fabrics and craft store for over a year, Annika fell in love with sewing and quilting. She started on a cheap sewing machine, but that was enough to start a passion. Annika currently interns at Textiles West through her Bonner Fellowship at CC. She hopes to learn more about textiles and learn how to dye especially! Aside from a love of art, Annika enjoys hiking, video games, and spending time with friends and family!"