Workshop: Vat Dyeing

by - Tuesday, April 27, 2010

2010 Maiwa Textile Workshops

Vat Dyeing
Ros Aylmer

$195 (Includes $60 Lab Fee) Two full days

October 2, 3 (Sat, Sun) 10 am - 4 pm
Maiwa East, 1310 Odlum Dr. Vancouver, Canada
Class Limit 16

Registration Opens June 21, 2010

Vat dyes are a unique class of dyes that are insoluble in water and have the unusual property of simultaneously removing the colour from a previously dyed cloth while laying down a new colour. Often a third colour is created where the base colour and the vat dye meet.

Vat dyes are most effective on cellulose fabrics but can also be used on silk. In this two-day workshop we will first dye our base cloths in a range of colours, using fibre-reactive dyes, and then, using different resist processes, we will discharge the base colour and layer in new colours with the vat dyes.

In this workshop you will gain a thorough understanding of the process and come away with a range of samples as a reference for future explorations. Samples may also be used in a pieced quilt or for cushion covers, place mats, or other projects.


Ros Aylmer has an extensive background in the arts, with a BA in Fine Arts from Queens University (Kingston, Ontario), photography studies at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art, (Bournemouth, England), and textile studies at Capilano University (Vancouver, BC). She has over 20 yearsÕ experience working in surface design techniques and is active in a number of guilds and associations in BC. She was a founding member of fibreEssence Gallery, Vancouver.

Student Supply List

Please bring a bag lunch. All other materials provided.

Look for the full course calendar on the web in early May. A print version will be available in June. Registration opens June 21, 2010.

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