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Creating layers with Natural Dyes

  • June 02, 2020
  • June 16, 2020
  • 3 sessions
  • June 02, 2020, 5:00 PM 7:30 PM (MDT)
  • June 09, 2020, 5:00 PM 7:30 PM (MDT)
  • June 16, 2020, 5:00 PM 7:30 PM (MDT)
  • Textiles West Innovation Lab
  • 6



In this class students will learn and play with how to thicken natural dyes and apply the dyes to fabric using surface design techniques such as brushes, stamps, thermofax and monoprinting techniques to create pattern, color and  texture.  Students will use various fabrics to create samples and walk away with a sample binder of the various techniques and fabrics.

Materials fee: $25, includes dye, chemicals and fabric

Student supply list:


dust mask



sleeve protectors


label stickers


Location: TWIL @ Mantiou Art Center 513 Mantiou Ave Manitou Springs, CO

Number of Hours: 3 week class, 2.5 hrs per week

Class Level: Fascination, all levels welcome

Member Price: $95

Non-Member Price: $106

Instructor: Melanie Audet

Instructor Bio: Melanie Audet is originally from the Detroit area of Michigan.  She received a BA from Albion College and a  BFA from the Oregon College of Art and Craft, where she learned how to use synthetic dyes.  She has continued her education by learning the art of natural dyes. She is the owner and proprietor of Melanie Audet Limited Editions.   Her love for textiles is more of a compulsion and she loves to share this passion with others.

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