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Creating Layers with Natural Dyes: Resist Techniques

  • June 30, 2020
  • July 14, 2020
  • 3 sessions
  • June 30, 2020, 5:00 PM 8:00 PM (MDT)
  • July 07, 2020, 5:00 PM 8:00 PM (MDT)
  • July 14, 2020, 5:00 PM 8:00 PM (MDT)
  • Textiles West Innovation Lab
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Instructor: Melanie Audet

This class will teach and let the student play with surface design techniques in conjunction with mechanical resists such as corn dextrin and potato dextrin to create layers on fabric.   Students will learn how to thicken natural dyes with gum tragacanth and how to directly apply the dye to fabric using thermofax screens, stamps and monoprinting techniques.  The resist adds texture and pattern to the design of the fabric.  Students will make samples of the different techniques and walk away with a sample binder for future reference.  This class is great for quilters and garment makers looking to make unique and one of a kind fabric.

Materials fee: $25 includes fabric, chemicals, dyes and surface design tools

Student supply list:




sleeve protectors

label stickers


*optional: bring your own stamps, thermofax or any other items used to created texture or pattern on fabric

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

Number of hours for class: 3 week class, 3 hrs per week

Class Level: Fascination

Member Price: $113

Non-Member Price: $129

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